Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan and Beyond

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan       and Beyond

Robin Wood. A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text |ULLYWOOD | WE''. | #. s -- - - - - - - - -- - - - - - -- - - - -- -- --> -- - | Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan . . . and Beyond. Front Cover.

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231507578

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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This classic of film criticism, long considered invaluable for its eloquent study of a problematic period in film history, is now substantially updated and revised by the author to include chapters beyond the Reagan era and into the twenty-first century. For the new edition, Robin Wood has written a substantial new preface that explores the interesting double context within which the book can be read-that in which it was written and that in which we find ourselves today. Among the other additions to this new edition are a celebration of modern "screwball" comedies like My Best Friend's Wedding, and an analysis of '90s American and Canadian teen movies in the vein of American Pie, Can't Hardly Wait, and Rollercoaster. Also included are a chapter on Hollywood today that looks at David Fincher and Jim Jarmusch (among others) and an illuminating essay on Day of the Dead.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Twin Towers in Film

The Twin Towers in Film

The Order of Joy: Beyond the Cultural Politics of Enjoyment. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008. Wood, Robin. Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan ... and Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text.

Author: Randy Laist

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638416

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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For thirty years, the twin towers of the World Trade Center soared above the New York City skyline, eventually becoming one of the most conspicuous symbolic structures in the world. They appeared in hundreds of films, from Godspell and Death Wish to Trading Places, Ghostbusters and The Usual Suspects. The politicians, architects and engineers who developed the towers sought to imbue them with a powerful visual presence. The resulting buildings provided filmmakers with imposing set pieces capable of conveying a range of moods and associations, from the sublime and triumphal to the sinister and paranoid. While they stood, they captured the imagination of the world with their enigmatic symbolism. In their dramatic destruction, they became icons of a history that is still being written. Here viewed in the context of popular cinema, the twin towers are emblematic of how architecture, film and narrative interact to express cultural aspirations and anxieties.
Categories: Performing Arts

Hollywood Aesthetic

Hollywood Aesthetic

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan ... and Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. Wood, Robin. Howard Hawks. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968. Wright, Will.

Author: Todd Berliner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190658748

Category: Art

Page: 321

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"Hollywood makes the most widely successful pleasure-giving artworks the world has ever known. The industry operates under the assumption that pleasurable aesthetic experiences, among huge populations, translate into box office success. With that goal in mind, Hollywood has systematized the delivery of aesthetic pleasure, packaging and selling it on a massive scale. In Hollywood Aesthetic, Todd Berliner accounts for the chief attraction of Hollywood cinema worldwide: its entertainment value. Analyzing Hollywood in the areas of narrative, style, ideology, and genre, Hollywood Aesthetic offers a comprehensive appraisal of the aesthetic design of American commercial cinema. "--Publisher's description.
Categories: Art

Humor and Horror

Humor and Horror

Domain-specific executive control and the revision of misinterpretations in sentence comprehension. ... Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan ... and beyond: A revised and expanded edition of the classic text. New York: Columbia University ...

Author: Lena Straßburger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110764802

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Despite their opposite emotional effects, humor and horror are highly similar phenomena. They both can be traced back to (the detection, resolution, and emotional elaboration of) incongruities, understood as semantic violations through unexpected combinations of oppositional information. However, theoretical and experimental comparisons between humor and resolvable incongruities that elicit other emotions than exhilaration have been lacking so far. To gain more insights into the linguistic differences between humor and horror and the cognitive real-time processing of both, a main concern of this book is to discuss the transferability of linguistic humor theories to a systematic horror investigation and directly compare self-paced reading times (SPR), facial actions (FACS), and event-related brain potentials (ERP) of normed minimal quadruplets with frightening and humorous incongruities as well as (in)coherent stimuli. The results suggest that humor and horror share cognitive resources to detect and resolve incongruities. To better distinguish humor from neighboring phenomena, this book refines current humor theories by incorporating humor and horror in a cognitive incongruity processing model.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film

The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan.. And Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text 2nd ed., New York: Columbia University Press. Yolen, J., 1977. America's Cinderella. Children's Literature in Education, 8, pp. 21–9.

Author: Samantha Colling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501318504

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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What is 'fun' about the Hollywood version of girlhood? Through re-evaluating notions of pleasure and fun, The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film forms a study of Hollywood girl teen films between 2000-2010. By tracing the aesthetic connections between films such as Mean Girls (Waters, 2004), Hairspray (Shankman, 2007), and Easy A (Gluck, 2010), the book articulates the specific types of pleasure these films offer as a means to understand how Hollywood creates gendered ideas of fun. Rather than condemn these films as 'guilty pleasures' this book sets out to understand how they are designed to create experiences that feel as though they express desires, memories, or fantasies that girls supposedly share in common. Providing a practical model for a new approach to cinematic pleasures The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film proposes that these films offer a limited version of girlhood that feels like potential and promise but is restricted within prescribed parameters.
Categories: Performing Arts

Unconventional Warriors The Fantasy of the American Resistance Fighter in Television and Film

Unconventional Warriors  The Fantasy of the American Resistance Fighter in Television and Film

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan . . . and Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. Wood, Sam. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Paramount Pictures, 1944. Wyler, William.

Author: Matthew B. Hill

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835056

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

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Tracing the "American Guerrilla" narrative through more than one hundred years of film and television, this book shows how the conventions and politics of this narrative influence Americans to see themselves as warriors, both on screen and in history. • Identifies a recurring theme in American films and television from 1915 to the present: Americans fighting—and often winning—guerrilla wars against overwhelming and seemingly superior forces • Examines the cultural impact of these narratives as they reflect and reinforce American concepts of identity, particularly as they relate to historical or imagined war • Invites inquiry into the way in which Americans conceive of "war" and of "guerrillas" • Presents a relevant perspective in the present political and historical moment, in which the United States is increasingly and inextricably involved in conflicts around the world
Categories: Performing Arts

The Media World of ISIS

The Media World of ISIS

Robin Wood, Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan . . . and Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012), 68–70. 38. Ibid. 39. Bernadette Calafell, Monstrosity, Performance, ...

Author: Rosemary Pennington

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253045942

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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From efficient instructions on how to kill civilians to horrifying videos of beheadings, no terrorist organization has more comprehensively weaponized social media than ISIS. Its strategic, multiplatformed campaign is so effective that it has ensured global news coverage and inspired hundreds of young people around the world to abandon their lives and their countries to join a foreign war. The Media World of ISIS explores the characteristics, mission, and tactics of the organization's use of media and propaganda. Contributors consider how ISIS's media strategies imitate activist tactics, legitimize its self-declared caliphate, and exploit narratives of suffering and imprisonment as propaganda to inspire followers. Using a variety of methods, contributors explore the appeal of ISIS to Westerners, the worldview made apparent in its doctrine, and suggestions for counteracting the organization's approaches. Its highly developed, targeted, and effective media campaign has helped make ISIS one of the most recognized terrorism networks in the world. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of its strategies—what worked and why—will help combat the new realities of terrorism in the 21st century.
Categories: Political Science

Shiny Things

Shiny Things

Robin Wood, Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan...and Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012), 66. 23. Bruno Bettelheim, “Joey: A 'Mechanical Boy',” Scientific American (March ...

Author: Leonard Diepeveen

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781789383805

Category: Art

Page: 235

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Shiny Things combines an interest in visual art with a broad attention to popular culture – the wideness of its range is striking. It is more than just an expansion of subject matter, which many of today’s innovative books also have – it considers how a specific physical property manifests itself in both art and culture at large, and contributes to an analysis of and polemics about the world. It is accessibly written but with a careful application of contemporary theory. Interesting, informative, and entertaining, this will appeal to progressive thinkers looking for new ways of presenting ideas. This is scholarship that challenges stale thought and interacts with philosophical ideas in real time, with a versatility that can often be lacking in traditional academic scholarship. Using art, especially contemporary art, as its recurrent point of reference, the authors argue that shininess has moved from a time when rarity gave shiny things a direct meaning of power and transcendence. Shininess today is pervasive; its attraction is a foundation of consumer culture with its attendant effects on our architecture, our conceptions of the body, and our production of spectacle. Power and the sacred as readings of the shiny have given way to readings of superficiality, irony and anxiety, while somehow shininess has maintained its qualities of fascination, newness and cleanliness. Examines the meanings and functions of shininess in art and in culture more generally: its contradictions of both preciousness and superficiality, and its complexities of representation; the way shininess itself is physically and metaphorically present in the construction of major conceptual categories such as hygiene, utopias, the sublime and camp; and the way the affects of shininess, rooted in its inherent disorienting excess, produce irony, anxiety, pleasure, kitsch, and fetishism. All of these large ideas are embodied in the instantly noticeable, sometimes precious and sometimes cheap physical presence of shiny things, those things that catch our eye and divert our attention. Shininess, then, is a compelling subject that instantly attracts and fascinates people. The book engages primarily with visual art, although it makes frequent use of material culture, as well as advertising, film, literature, and other areas of popular and political culture. The art world, however, is a place where many of the affects of shininess come into clearest focus, where the polemical semiotics of shine are most evident and consciously explored. Artists as diverse as Anish Kapoor (whose popular Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago is a repeating example in the book), Olafur Eliasson, Jeff Koons, Carolee Schneemann, Audrey Flack, Fra Angelico and Gerard ter Borch centre the book in an art discourse that opens up to automobiles, Richard Nixon and Liberace. Will be relevant to academics, scholars and students with an interest in contemporary theory and material and popular cultures. Potential interest across the humanities: philosophy, gender studies, perhaps public relations, advertising and marketing. It will also appeal to more general readers with an interest in popular and material cultures, art and aesthetics. It is written in a genuinely accessible style, and its ideas and theory are embodied through examples and narratives. Will be of interest to readers of Oliver Sacks, James Gleick, George Lakoff, James Elkins or Rebecca Solnit.
Categories: Art

Steampunk Film

Steampunk Film

R. ([1986] 2003), Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan... And Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text, New York: Columbia University Press. Wright, J. (2014). 'Steampunk and Sherlock Holmes: Performing Post-Marxism', ...

Author: Robbie McAllister

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501331237

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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Steampunk Film: A Critical Introduction is a concise and accessible overview of steampunk's indelible impact within film, and acts as a case study for examining the ways with which genres hybridize and coalesce into new forms. Since the beginning of the 21st century, a series of high-profile and big-budget films have adopted steampunk identities to re-imagine periods of industrial development into fantastical histories where future meets past. By calling this growing mass-cultural fetishism for anachronistic machines into question, this book examines how a retro-futuristic romanticism for technology powered by cogs, pistons and steam-engines has taken center stage in blockbuster cinema. As the first monograph to consider cinema's unique relationship with steampunk, it places this burgeoning genre in the context of ongoing debates within film theory: each of which reflecting the movement's remarkable interest in reengineering historical technologies. Rather than acting as a niche subculture, Robbie McAllister argues that steampunk's proliferation in mainstream filmmaking reflects a desire to reassess contemporary relationships with technology and navigate the intense changes that the medium itself is experiencing in the 21st century.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN: UCSD:31822031999170

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature