Hollywood's America: Social and Political Themes in Motion Pictures

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HOLLYWOOD'S
AMERICA
Social and Political Themes
in Motion Pictures

BY Stephen Powers David J. Rothman Stanley Rothman

WestviewPress A Division of HarperCollins Publishers

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Dedications v
  • Contents vii
  • Tables xi
  • Preface xv
  • Notes xviii
  • 1 - Studying Hollywood 1
  • Notes 10
  • 2 - Hollywood's History and the Politics of Motion Pictures 14
  • Conclusion 36
  • Notes 37
  • 3 - The New Hollywood Elite: A Profile 40
  • Conclusion 75
  • Notes 78
  • 4 - Hollywood Views the Military 81
  • 5 - Crime, Violence, and the Police 101
  • Conclusion 116
  • Notes 119
  • 6 - Religious Decline? 120
  • Conclusion 136
  • Notes 137
  • 7 - Hollywood's Class Act 138
  • Conclusion 151
  • 8 - The Politics of Gender 153
  • Conclusion 169
  • Notes 171
  • 9 - A New Deal for Minorities? 172
  • Conclusion 186
  • Notes 187
  • 10 - Box Office Hits: 1990-1994 188
  • Conclusion 193
  • 11 - Hollywood and the Moviemakers 195
  • Notes 214
  • Appendix a the Poverty of Film Theory 217
  • Conclusion and Prospectus 245
  • Notes 248
  • Appendix B the Interview Sample 251
  • Appendix C the Movie Sample and Content Analysis 257
  • References 272
  • About the Book and Authors 287
  • Index 289
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