America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies, 2nd Edition is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality
Includes over 100 illustrations, glossary of key terms, questions for discussion, and lists for further reading/viewing
Includes new case studies of a number of films, including Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is full of great information about film and it's history but not in a dated way. There are a ton of case studies of various types of films new and old that help shed some light on the film and get you thinking about it more deeply and not just as entertainment or "I liked or didn't like it". I think the case studeis are the parts I like best and the glossary and index and very easy to read. There are a lot of good pictures of celebrities and scenes from films in the book and many are from the authors own personal collection. The authors explain the new terms clearly and the information is very revelent to anyone who has anything to do with the media. Be it you love watching movies, are a film major, or a culture buff. It's a good read for anyone doesn't seem like a typical textbook. I will be keeping it! America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender,...
This books offers a terrific overview of the representation of race, gender, sexuality, and class in Hollywood films. Useful and accessible for anyone who wants to learn more about how to "read" film with a more critical eye.
Provided some good history but a lot of critiques/statements were seriously flawed. When reading don't expect anything above a very basic intro lense or much reflection done by the authors.
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