Projecting Politics: Political Messages in American Films by Elizabeth Haas,Terry Christensen,Peter J. Haas

By Elizabeth Haas,Terry Christensen,Peter J. Haas

The new version of this influential paintings updates and expands the scope of the unique, together with extra sustained analyses of person motion pictures, from The delivery of a Nation to The Wolf of Wall Street. An interdisciplinary exploration of the connection among American politics and well known movies of all kinds—including comedy, technological know-how fiction, melodrama, and action-adventure—Projecting Politics offers unique ways to making a choice on the political contours of flicks, and to connecting cinematic language to political messaging. a brand new bankruptcy overlaying 2000 to 2013 updates the decade-by-decade examine the Washington-Hollywood nexus, with precise components of concentration together with the post-9/11 elevate in political movies, the increase of political warfare motion pictures, and movies concerning the 2008 fiscal recession. the recent variation additionally considers fresh advancements akin to the Citizens United ideally suited courtroom choice, the talk sparked via the movie Zero darkish Thirty, more moderen iteration actor-activists, and the results of transferring business financing buildings on political content material. a brand new bankruptcy addresses the resurgence of the disaster-apocalyptic movie style with specific cognizance paid to its issues of political nostalgia and the flip to international settings and audiences. up to date and improved chapters on nonfiction movie and advocacy documentaries, the politics of race and African-American movie, and girls and gender in political movies around out this expansive, well timed new work.

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