AMERICAN CULTURE/AMERICAN CINEMA
Each volume in the Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema series presents a group of original essays analyzing the impact of cultural issues on the cinema and the impact of the cinema in American society. Because every chapter explores a spectrum of particularly significant motion pictures and the broad range of historical events in one year, readers will gain a continuing sense of the decade as it came to be depicted on movie screens across the continent. The integration of historical and cultural events with the sprawling progression of American cinema illuminates the pervasive themes and the essential movies that define an era. Our series represents one among many possible ways of confronting the past; we hope that these books will offer a better understanding of the connections between American culture and film history.
LESTER D. FRIEDMAN AND MURRAY POMERANCE
Ina Rae Hark, editor, American Cinema of the 1930s: Themes and Variations
Wheeler Winston Dixon, editor, American Cinema of the 1940s: Themes and Variations
Murray Pomerance, editor, American Cinema of the 1950s: Themes and Variations
Lester D. Friedman, editor, American Cinema of the 1970s: Themes and Variations
Stephen Prince, editor, American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations