A Certain Tendency Of The Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1980

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A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1980

Robert B. Ray examines the ideology of the most enduringly popular cinema in the world--the Hollywood movie. Aided by 364 frame enlargements, he describes the development of that historically overdetermined form, giving close readings of five typical instances: Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Godfather, and Taxi Driver. Like the heroes of these movies, American filmmaking has avoided commitment, in both plot and technique. Instead of choosing left or right, avant-garde or tradition, American cinema tries to have it both ways.

Specifications of A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1980

AuthorRobert B. Ray
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Number Of Pages424
Publication Date1985-05-01
Height9.25 inch.
Length6.25 inch.
Width0.96 inch.
Weight1.1 pounds.

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