American Film and Society since 1945

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almost disappeared. Its values were now open to question or even repudiation, and the films conveyed a greater sense of uncertainty about what was true and right than in the past. None of these changes, however, meant that much of the old Hollywood had not survived. It was still an industry where big-budget films were dominant, where stars called the shots as much or more than they ever did, and where television staples like situation comedies provided a large portion of the creative models for filmmakers. And in a faltering and confused way, Hollywood still had the commercial magic and potency to create worlds which could simultaneously hint at what American social reality was like and skillfully obscure it.

Jonathan Schell, The Time of Illusion ( New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976).
Godfrey Hodgson, America in Our Time: From World War II to Nixon, What Happened and Why ( New York: Vintage, 1978), pp. 239-40.
Hodgson, America in Our Time, p. 398.
Schell, The Time of Illusion, pp. 77-134.
Theodore H. White, Breach of Faith ( New York: Dell, 1975).
Gerald R. Ford, A Time to Heal ( New York: Berkeley, 1980), pp. 378-80.
James Wooten, Dasher ( New York: Signet, 1978).
Wooten, Dasher, p. 298.
Wooten, Dasher, p. 301.
Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism ( New York: Warner Books, 1979).
Lou Cannon, Ronald Reagan ( New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1982).
James Monaco, American Film Now: The People, the Power, the Money, the Movies ( New York: Oxford University Press, 1979).
Diane Jacobs, Hollywood Renaissance: The New Generation of Filmmakers and Their Works ( New York: Delta, 1980).
Monaco, American Film Now, pp. 54-68.
Robert Warshow, The Immediate Experience ( Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor, 1964), pp. 38-39.
Jacobs, Hollywood Renaissance, pp. 115-18.
Leonard Quart and Albert Auster, "The Godfather, Part II", Cineaste VI, 4 (Winter 1976), pp. 38-39.
Tom Wicker, quoted in Judith M. Kass, Robert Altman: American Innovator ( New York: Popular Library, 1978), p. 193.
Leonard Quart, "Altman's Films", Marxist Perspectives I (Spring 1978), pp. 21-33.


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