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The Resource The American President in Film and Television : Myth, Politics and Representation, Gregory Frame, (electronic book)

The American President in Film and Television : Myth, Politics and Representation, Gregory Frame, (electronic book)

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The American President in Film and Television : Myth, Politics and Representation
Title
The American President in Film and Television
Title remainder
Myth, Politics and Representation
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Frame
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why are fictional US presidents everywhere on screen? How do these constructs relate to our understanding of the presidency as an institution and the United States as a nation? This book sheds new light on fictional representations of the leader of the United States by analysing key films and television series from the early 1990s to the present day. Combining textual analysis with close attention to political and historical contexts, it addresses the ways in which representations of the president have responded to a period of profound change in American politics and society, encompassing the end of the Cold War, 9/11 and the collapse of the economy. Exploring the complex relationship between the political context and the generic, iconographic and narrative parameters upon which mainstream cinema and television are based, this book challenges the tendency to equate content with context. Instead, contemporary representations of the president are examined as critiques of, or reinforcements to, dominant conceptions of political leadership. The reasons behind the proliferation of images of the president during this period are explored, from the archetype in American genre cinema (Air Force One, Independence Day and Deep Impact) to the idealised fantasy figure in network television (The West Wing, 24 and Commander in Chief). This book offers unique insights into the roles mainstream cinema and television continue to play in the reinforcement of mythological conceptions of the American presidency
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Frame, Gregory
Dewey number
791.43/635873
LC call number
PN1995.9 .P678 F73 2014
Nature of contents
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  • Presidents in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
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The American President in Film and Television : Myth, Politics and Representation, Gregory Frame, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction: The American President in History and Criticism; Chapter 2. The Symbolic Presidency: Washington and Hollywood, 1932-1989; Chapter 3. The Post-Cold War Presidency in Hollywood Cinema; Chapter 4. "The West Wing": Continuity and Change from Clinton to Bush; Chapter 5. Predicting Obama? Hollywood's Black Presidency and the Creation of a Stereotype; Chapter 6. 'Having it Allen': Motherhood, Family and the Female Presidency in "Commander in Chief"
  • Conclusion. Old Constructs in a New Era: The White House Invasion Narrative and the Return of Abraham LincolnBibliography; Index
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purchEBL1779615
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (338 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9783035306347
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The American President in Film and Television : Myth, Politics and Representation, Gregory Frame, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction: The American President in History and Criticism; Chapter 2. The Symbolic Presidency: Washington and Hollywood, 1932-1989; Chapter 3. The Post-Cold War Presidency in Hollywood Cinema; Chapter 4. "The West Wing": Continuity and Change from Clinton to Bush; Chapter 5. Predicting Obama? Hollywood's Black Presidency and the Creation of a Stereotype; Chapter 6. 'Having it Allen': Motherhood, Family and the Female Presidency in "Commander in Chief"
  • Conclusion. Old Constructs in a New Era: The White House Invasion Narrative and the Return of Abraham LincolnBibliography; Index
Control code
purchEBL1779615
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (338 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9783035306347
Specific material designation
remote

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