Movies as Politics

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University of California Press, 30 jun. 1997 - 359 páginas
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In this new collection of reviews and essays, Jonathan Rosenbaum focuses on the political and social dynamics of the contemporary movie scene. Rosenbaum, widely regarded as the most gifted contemporary American commentator on the cinema, explores the many links between film and our ideological identities as individuals and as a society. Readers will find revealing examinations of, for example, racial stereotyping in the debates surrounding Do the Right Thing, key films from Africa, China, Japan, and Taiwan, Hollywood musicals and French serials, and the cultural amnesia accompanying cinematic treatments of the Russian Revolution, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War. From Schindler's List, Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Piano, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective to the maverick careers of Orson Welles, Jacques Tati, Nicholas Ray, Chantal Akerman, Todd Haynes, and Andrei Tarkovsky, Rosenbaum offers a polemically pointed survey that makes clear the high stakes involved in every aspect of filmmaking and filmgoing.
 

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political and movie scene links between film and political focusing on political statements of modern film from Hollywood blockbusters also film studies collections film criticism labored by social ... Leer reseña completa

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A spirited, frequently tendentious, collection of essays and reviews dissecting some of the more notable films of the last 20 years. While most film critics tend to hide their ideological biases ... Leer reseña completa

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Say the Right Thing DO THE RIGHT THING
13
Buñuels THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE
22
Polanski and the American Experiment BITTER MOON
28
Tatis Democracy
37
Kieslowskis RED
47
Altman and the Spirit of Improvisation CALIFORNIA SPLIT
57
On LATCHO DROM
69
Four Books on the Hollywood Musical
75
Stupidity as Redemption FORREST GUMP
166
Leos Carax
183
No Stars a MustSee THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY
195
Bressons LANCELOT DU LAC
201
The Functions of a Disease SAFE
208
Zwigoffs CRUMB
223
Jean Eustaches LA MAMAN ET LA PUTAIN
231
Tribal Trouble Atom Egoyans CALENDAR
244

Entertainment as Oppression
81
Missing the Target
91
Spielbergs Gentiles SCHINDLERs LIST
98
The Solitary Pleasures of STAR WARs
105
A Perversion of the Past MISSISSIPPI BURNING
118
The Cinema of Nicholas Ray
125
Sexual Discourse THE PIANO
140
ACE VENTURA Reconsidered
154
Feudal Attraction JU DOU
257
The Vision of the Conquered Kurosawas RHAPSODY IN AUGUST
264
The Seven ARKADINS
291
On the Nonreception of Two French Serials
303
Godards HISTOIRES DU CINEMA
318
On Second Thoughts Markers THE LAST BOLSHEVIK
338
Index
345

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Sobre el autor (1997)

Jonathan Rosenbaum is film critic at the Chicago Reader, author of Moving Places (1995) and Placing Movies (1995), both published by California, editor of This is Orson Welles (1993), and a member of the New York Film Festival selection committee.

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