Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, Jun 30, 2011 - 1232 pages
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Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia is a reference text focused on the relationship between American society and movies and filmmaking in the United States from the late 19th century through the present. Beyond discussing many important American films ranging from Birth of a Nation to Star Wars to the Harry Potter film series, the essays included in the volumes explore sensitive issues in cinema related to race, class, and gender, authored by international scholars who provide unique perspectives on American cinema and history. ||Written by a diverse group of distinguished scholars with backgrounds in history, film studies, culture studies, science, religion, and politics, this reference guide will appeal to readers new to cinema studies as well as film experts. Each encyclopedic entry provides data about the film, an explanation of the film's cultural significance and influence, information about significant individuals involved with that work, and resources for further study.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
xvii
Introduction
xix
Films
1
People
547
Subjects
871
Index
1139
About the Editor
1227
List of Contributors
1229
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Philip C. DiMare is a lecturer in the departments of Humanities and Religious Studies and History at California State University, Sacramento, CA.

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