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Author Rushton, Richard, author.

Title The politics of Hollywood cinema : popular film and contemporary political theory / Richard Rushton
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource (ix, 236 pages)
Contents What is a Politics of Cinema? -- Discovering a Politics of Cinema: The Influence of Althusser -- The Politics of Cinematic Pleasure (with some reflections on The Sound of Music) -- Politics and Hollywood Cinema: Marked Woman -- Suture and Political Identity: On the Waterfront -- Democracy and Totalitarianism: Mr Smith Goes to Washington -- Égaliberté and Citizenship: Born Yesterday -- Equality and Democracy: It Should Happen to You -- Concluding Remarks
Summary "The Politics of Hollywood Cinema radically transforms our understanding of cinema's potential to be politically engaging and challenging. Examining several films from Hollywood's classical era, including Marked Woman, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Born Yesterday, On the Waterfront and It Should Happen to You, alongside contemporary theories of democracy advanced by Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, Claude Lefort, Etienne Balibar and Jacques Rancire, Richard Rushton argues that popular films can offer complex subtle, relevant and controversial approaches to democracy and politics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-228) and index
Notes English
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Subject Politics in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Film theory & criticism.
Film: styles & genres.
Political science & theory.
ART -- Film & Video.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Performing Arts.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects.
Politics in motion pictures.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137316165