Cold War Film Genres, Hardback Book

Cold War Film Genres Hardback

Edited by Homer B. Pettey

Part of the Traditions in American Cinema series

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Examines how Cold War films depicted pertinent issues of American social class and genderFrom the mid-1940s to the late 1980s American film studios enjoyed commercial success in a range of often overlooked genres, employing a new realism to depict social class structures, capitalist desires and the expansion of the marketplace, and to turn American cultural values comically and subversively against themselves.

With case studies of the Cold War comedy, the 'rogue cop' film, the brainwashing thriller and the urban romances that defined the 'new woman', 'Cold War Film Genres' explores these myriad productions, redefining American cinematic history with a more inclusive view of the types of films that post-war audiences actually enjoyed, and that the studios provided for them.Key FeaturesProvides studies of emerging film genres and cycles in the Cold War periodExamines how new genres recast gender and class conditions in terms of defining urban and suburban AmericaReveals new directions and successful strategies in Cold War studio production Charts new developments in film narratives that define American social concerns Refocuses critical attention upon the diverse politics of American film culture

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 22 B/W illustrations
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: Film: styles & genres
  • ISBN: 9781474412940

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