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The Resource Movies and the Reagan presidency : success and ethics, Chris Jordan

Movies and the Reagan presidency : success and ethics, Chris Jordan

Label
Movies and the Reagan presidency : success and ethics
Title
Movies and the Reagan presidency
Title remainder
success and ethics
Statement of responsibility
Chris Jordan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1980s were unique in both American history and the history of American cinema. It was a time when a United States present - a former B-movie actor and Cold War industry activist - served as a catalyst for the coalescence of trends in Hollywood's political structure, mode of production, and film content. Ronald Reagan championed a success ethos that recognized economic and moral self-governance as the basis of a democratic society. His agenda of tax reform and industry deregulation simultaneously promoted the absorption of Hollywood's major studios into tightly diversified media conglomerates, and concentrations of ownership promoted the production and release of movies with maximum revenue potential. Indeed, the most commercially successful movies of the decade put forth the ideologies of WASP America, nuclear family self-sufficiency, and conspicuous consumption." "Three genres in particular - the biracial buddy movie, the MTV music-video movie, and the yuppie movie - provide case studies of how Reagan-era cinema addressed issues of race, gender, and class in ways very much in tune with Reaganomics and the President's cultural policies. Author Chris Jordan provides a complete overview of both the influence of Reagan's presidency on the film industry and on the films themselves. Exploring '80s genres and movies with both a sociocultural and aesthetic eye, this book will be invaluable to historians, cinema scholars, and film buffs."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jordan, Chris
Dewey number
302.23/43/097309048
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.S6
LC item number
J67 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Motion pictures
Label
Movies and the Reagan presidency : success and ethics, Chris Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-180) and index
Contents
1. Defining Reagan-era Hollywood -- 2. The Reagan era and Hollywood's political economic structure -- 3. The Reagan-era Hollywood and the recuperation of the success ethic -- 4. Race and the biracial buddy movie -- 5. Gender and the MTV music-video movie -- 6. Class and the yuppie movie -- 7. The legacy of the Reagan era
Control code
ocm50695178
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
195 p.
Isbn
9780275979676
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002190868
System control number
(OCoLC)50695178
Label
Movies and the Reagan presidency : success and ethics, Chris Jordan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-180) and index
Contents
1. Defining Reagan-era Hollywood -- 2. The Reagan era and Hollywood's political economic structure -- 3. The Reagan-era Hollywood and the recuperation of the success ethic -- 4. Race and the biracial buddy movie -- 5. Gender and the MTV music-video movie -- 6. Class and the yuppie movie -- 7. The legacy of the Reagan era
Control code
ocm50695178
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
195 p.
Isbn
9780275979676
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002190868
System control number
(OCoLC)50695178

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