Film and the American Left

Film and the American Left

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The American Left has produced a rich and varied cultural tradition that was largely suppressed during the Cold War but whose influence on the larger society has always been significant. Much of this tradition found its expression in film and, despite the suppression of overtly leftist content in most Hollywood films, there is still a substantial amount of leftist material in American movies. Booker's study gives the attention to the films of the American Left that they have long deserved. His book provides extensive entries for more than 260 films that are connected with the culture of the American Left, ranging from Citizen Kane to Apocalypse Now. The chronological arrangement of the entries allows the reader to trace the cinematic representation of the American Left across time, while an appendix and index provide alphabetical and thematic access to the material.These scenes make clear the confusion and senselessness of the conflict, while showing the huge human cost associated ... He does locate Kat, who is again out scrounging for food in the countryside. ... All Quiet on the Western Front fails to capture the view of many on the Left that the war, however unnecessary, was aanbsp;...

Title:Film and the American Left
Author:M. Keith Booker
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1999-01-01


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