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The Resource Seeing is believing : how Hollywood taught us to stop worrying and love the fifties, Peter Biskind ; [with a new foreword by Michael Wood]

Seeing is believing : how Hollywood taught us to stop worrying and love the fifties, Peter Biskind ; [with a new foreword by Michael Wood]

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Seeing is believing : how Hollywood taught us to stop worrying and love the fifties
Title
Seeing is believing
Title remainder
how Hollywood taught us to stop worrying and love the fifties
Statement of responsibility
Peter Biskind ; [with a new foreword by Michael Wood]
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Seeing Is Believing is a look at the Hollywood fifties movies we all love - or love to hate - and the thousand subtle ways they reflect the political tensions of the decade. Peter Biskind concentrates on the films everybody saw but nobody really looked at, classics such as Giant, On the Waterfront, Rebel Without a Cause, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and shows us how movies that appear politically innocent in fact bear an ideological burden. As we see organization men and rugged individualists, housewives and career women, cops and docs, teen angels and teenage werewolves fight it out across the screen, from suburbia to the farthest reaches of the cosmos, we understand that we have been watching one long dispute about how to be a man, a woman, an American - the conflicts of the time in action."--BOOK JACKET
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Biskind, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
Label
Seeing is believing : how Hollywood taught us to stop worrying and love the fifties, Peter Biskind ; [with a new foreword by Michael Wood]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "An Owl book."
  • Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 1983
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-354) index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword: Happy Days
  • Introduction: It's Only a Movie.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Who's in Charge Here?.
  • p. 9
  • We the Jury: 12 Angry Men.
  • p. 10
  • Docs and Robbers: Panic in the Streets.
  • p. 21
  • Local Hero: My Darling Clementine.
  • p. 34
  • Outsider: High Noon.
  • p. 44
  • Ch. 2.
  • Organization Man Goes to War.
  • p. 51
  • Must We Conform?.
  • p. 52
  • Babies and Bombers: Strategic Air Command.
  • p. 64
  • Men in the Gray Flannel Uniforms: Twelve O'Clock High and Flying Leathernecks.
  • p. 70
  • Different Bugler: From Here to Eternity.
  • p. 79
  • At War with the Army: The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell.
  • p. 86
  • Prisoners of War Attack!.
  • p. 92
  • Ch. 3.
  • Pods and Blobs.
  • p. 101
  • Other Americans.
  • p. 102
  • Russians Are Coming, Aren't They? Them! and The Thing.
  • p. 123
  • Mind Managers: Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
  • p. 137
  • Friends in High Places: The Day the Earth Stood Still and It Came from Outer Space.
  • p. 145
  • Ch. 4.
  • Enemy Within.
  • p. 161
  • Friendly Persuasion.
  • p. 162
  • Public Enemies: On the Waterfront, Underworld USA, The Big Heat, and Force of Evil.
  • p. 168
  • Wild in the Streets: Rebel Without a Cause, Blackboard Jungle, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, and The Space Children.
  • p. 197
  • Cochise, Si! Geronimo, No! Broken Arrow, The Searchers, and Apache.
  • p. 228
  • Ch. 5.
  • All in the Family.
  • p. 249
  • Coming Home.
  • p. 250
  • Bringing Up Father: Red River.
  • p. 278
  • Mother Knows Best: Giant.
  • p. 285
  • Taming of the Shrew: Mildred Pierce.
  • p. 296
  • I Remember Poppa: Executive Suite.
  • p. 305
  • Right Man for the Job: The Fountainhead.
  • p. 316
  • Man in the Red Flannel Shirt: All That Heaven Allows.
  • p. 323
  • Conclusion: Coming Apart.
  • p. 335
  • Notes.
  • p. 349
  • Photo Credits.
  • p. 355
  • Index.
  • p. 357
Control code
12883346
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Owl Books ed.
Extent
xi, 371 p.
Isbn
9780805065633
Lccn
00036971
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Seeing is believing : how Hollywood taught us to stop worrying and love the fifties, Peter Biskind ; [with a new foreword by Michael Wood]
Publication
Note
  • "An Owl book."
  • Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 1983
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-354) index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword: Happy Days
  • Introduction: It's Only a Movie.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Who's in Charge Here?.
  • p. 9
  • We the Jury: 12 Angry Men.
  • p. 10
  • Docs and Robbers: Panic in the Streets.
  • p. 21
  • Local Hero: My Darling Clementine.
  • p. 34
  • Outsider: High Noon.
  • p. 44
  • Ch. 2.
  • Organization Man Goes to War.
  • p. 51
  • Must We Conform?.
  • p. 52
  • Babies and Bombers: Strategic Air Command.
  • p. 64
  • Men in the Gray Flannel Uniforms: Twelve O'Clock High and Flying Leathernecks.
  • p. 70
  • Different Bugler: From Here to Eternity.
  • p. 79
  • At War with the Army: The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell.
  • p. 86
  • Prisoners of War Attack!.
  • p. 92
  • Ch. 3.
  • Pods and Blobs.
  • p. 101
  • Other Americans.
  • p. 102
  • Russians Are Coming, Aren't They? Them! and The Thing.
  • p. 123
  • Mind Managers: Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
  • p. 137
  • Friends in High Places: The Day the Earth Stood Still and It Came from Outer Space.
  • p. 145
  • Ch. 4.
  • Enemy Within.
  • p. 161
  • Friendly Persuasion.
  • p. 162
  • Public Enemies: On the Waterfront, Underworld USA, The Big Heat, and Force of Evil.
  • p. 168
  • Wild in the Streets: Rebel Without a Cause, Blackboard Jungle, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, and The Space Children.
  • p. 197
  • Cochise, Si! Geronimo, No! Broken Arrow, The Searchers, and Apache.
  • p. 228
  • Ch. 5.
  • All in the Family.
  • p. 249
  • Coming Home.
  • p. 250
  • Bringing Up Father: Red River.
  • p. 278
  • Mother Knows Best: Giant.
  • p. 285
  • Taming of the Shrew: Mildred Pierce.
  • p. 296
  • I Remember Poppa: Executive Suite.
  • p. 305
  • Right Man for the Job: The Fountainhead.
  • p. 316
  • Man in the Red Flannel Shirt: All That Heaven Allows.
  • p. 323
  • Conclusion: Coming Apart.
  • p. 335
  • Notes.
  • p. 349
  • Photo Credits.
  • p. 355
  • Index.
  • p. 357
Control code
12883346
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Owl Books ed.
Extent
xi, 371 p.
Isbn
9780805065633
Lccn
00036971
Other physical details
ill.

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