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The Resource From box office to ballot box : the American political film, M. Keith Booker

From box office to ballot box : the American political film, M. Keith Booker

Label
From box office to ballot box : the American political film
Title
From box office to ballot box
Title remainder
the American political film
Statement of responsibility
M. Keith Booker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Given the complexity and expense of making and distributing a film, the process of filmmaking is by its very nature a political process. Moreover, given the power and persuasiveness of the cinema as a medium, film can be a powerful political tool. It should thus come as no surprise that film has had a long and extensive engagement with a variety of political topics, ranging from the actual mechanics of governance to electoral politics, to any number of specific political issues. Through a film-by-film examination of the movies explicitly concerned with American politics and American political issues, From Box Office to Ballot Box provides valuable new insights into our culture's perceptions of various political environments and serves as a witness to the cinema's own complex contribution to the media's coverage of, and relationship to, American politics at large. From Box Office to Ballot Box takes as its subject films exploring the electoral process, the process of governing, and the involvement of the media in both. Separate chapters also deal with films related to specific political issues or phenomena that are particularly relevant to the above three categories, including labor and class, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the other recent conflicts in which the media has played such a large role. Specific films discussed include: Citizen Kane, All the King's Men, The Manchurian Candidate, All the Presidents' Men, The Front, M*A*S*H*, JFK, Nixon, Wag the Dog, Three Kings, Black Hawk Down, The Quiet American, The Contender, and many more."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Booker, M. Keith
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Politics in motion pictures
Label
From box office to ballot box : the American political film, M. Keith Booker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (p. 221-227) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : the American political film.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Meet the candidate : the political campaign film.
  • p. 7
  • Ch. 2.
  • Inside politics : the process of government in American political film.
  • p. 35
  • Ch. 3.
  • Communism, anticommunism, and the blacklist : McCarthyism and American film.
  • p. 65
  • Ch. 4.
  • Science fiction and nuclear fear : the Cold War in American film.
  • p. 87
  • Ch. 5.
  • As seen on television : politics and the media in American film.
  • p. 107
  • Ch. 6.
  • Working on the chain gang : labor and class in American film.
  • p. 135
  • Ch. 7.
  • Apocalypse then : the Vietnam War in American film.
  • p. 157
  • Ch. 8.
  • United States vs. the world : American film and warfare after the Cold War.
  • p. 189
  • Conclusion : political film in the twenty-first century.
  • p. 215
Control code
982006037773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 232 p.
Isbn
9780275991227
Lccn
2006037773
Label
From box office to ballot box : the American political film, M. Keith Booker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (p. 221-227) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : the American political film.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Meet the candidate : the political campaign film.
  • p. 7
  • Ch. 2.
  • Inside politics : the process of government in American political film.
  • p. 35
  • Ch. 3.
  • Communism, anticommunism, and the blacklist : McCarthyism and American film.
  • p. 65
  • Ch. 4.
  • Science fiction and nuclear fear : the Cold War in American film.
  • p. 87
  • Ch. 5.
  • As seen on television : politics and the media in American film.
  • p. 107
  • Ch. 6.
  • Working on the chain gang : labor and class in American film.
  • p. 135
  • Ch. 7.
  • Apocalypse then : the Vietnam War in American film.
  • p. 157
  • Ch. 8.
  • United States vs. the world : American film and warfare after the Cold War.
  • p. 189
  • Conclusion : political film in the twenty-first century.
  • p. 215
Control code
982006037773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 232 p.
Isbn
9780275991227
Lccn
2006037773

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