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By Mandy Merck

ISBN-10: 0415374952

ISBN-13: 9780415374958

At a time while the improved projection people political, army, financial and cultural strength attracts intensified worldwide trouble, knowing how that nation is familiar with itself turns out extra vital than ever.


This number of new severe essays tackles this previous challenge in a brand new approach, by way of reading many of the hundreds and hundreds folks motion pictures that announce themselves as titularly 'American'. From early travelogues to modern comedies, nationwide nomination has been an abiding attribute of yankee movies, heading the paintings of Porter, Guy-Blaché, DeMille, Capra, Sternberg, Vidor, Minnelli and Mankiewicz. extra lately, George Lucas, Paul Schrader, John Landis and Edward James Olmos have made their very own contributions to Hollywood’s Americana.


What does this nationwide branding represent? Which models of Americanism are valorized, and which marginalized or excluded? Out of which social and historic contexts do they emerge, and for and through whom are they developed?


Edited by means of Mandy Merck, the collection includes distinctive analyses of such movies as The Vanishing American, American insanity, An American in Paris, American Graffiti, American Gigolo, American Pie and lots of more.

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