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The Resource Flatlining on the field of dreams : cultural narratives in the films of President Reagan's America, Alan Nadel

Flatlining on the field of dreams : cultural narratives in the films of President Reagan's America, Alan Nadel

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Flatlining on the field of dreams : cultural narratives in the films of President Reagan's America
Title
Flatlining on the field of dreams
Title remainder
cultural narratives in the films of President Reagan's America
Statement of responsibility
Alan Nadel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Flatlining on the Field of Dreams demonstrates how the overindulgent, image-conscious years of the Reagan administration are reflected in sundry aspects of American films produced during that era. Discussing dozens of films, including Home Alone, Bettlejuice, Ghost, The Little Mermaid, Working Girl, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and Trading Places, Alan Nadel identifies narratives about credit, deregulation, gender, race, and masculinity that defined "President Reagan's America.""--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1947-
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Nadel, Alan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
Label
Flatlining on the field of dreams : cultural narratives in the films of President Reagan's America, Alan Nadel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Class, Film, and President Reagan's America.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Back to the Futures Market: The Cinematic Realities and Trading Places of President Reagan's America.
  • p. 12
  • 2.
  • Flatlining on the Field of Dreams.
  • p. 48
  • 3.
  • Pretty Woman, The Little Mermaid, and the Working Girl Become "Part of That World".
  • p. 86
  • 4.
  • "I'm Not Really Bad. I'm Just Drawn That Way": The Compulsive-Attraction Film.
  • p. 114
  • 5.
  • Home and Homelessness Alone in John Hughes's America, or Dennis the Menace II Society.
  • p. 142
  • 6.
  • Seas of Love and Murderous Doubles: AIDS Narratives and the Dangers of the Other.
  • p. 175
  • Conclusion: The Enduring Power of Reaganism and the Movies.
  • p. 202
  • Filmography.
  • p. 211
  • Notes.
  • p. 215
  • Index.
  • p. 223
Control code
ocm35955205
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 238 p.
Isbn
9780813524405
Lccn
96049062
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Flatlining on the field of dreams : cultural narratives in the films of President Reagan's America, Alan Nadel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Class, Film, and President Reagan's America.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Back to the Futures Market: The Cinematic Realities and Trading Places of President Reagan's America.
  • p. 12
  • 2.
  • Flatlining on the Field of Dreams.
  • p. 48
  • 3.
  • Pretty Woman, The Little Mermaid, and the Working Girl Become "Part of That World".
  • p. 86
  • 4.
  • "I'm Not Really Bad. I'm Just Drawn That Way": The Compulsive-Attraction Film.
  • p. 114
  • 5.
  • Home and Homelessness Alone in John Hughes's America, or Dennis the Menace II Society.
  • p. 142
  • 6.
  • Seas of Love and Murderous Doubles: AIDS Narratives and the Dangers of the Other.
  • p. 175
  • Conclusion: The Enduring Power of Reaganism and the Movies.
  • p. 202
  • Filmography.
  • p. 211
  • Notes.
  • p. 215
  • Index.
  • p. 223
Control code
ocm35955205
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 238 p.
Isbn
9780813524405
Lccn
96049062
Other physical details
ill.

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