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American Cinema of the 2000s : Themes and Variations / Timothy Corrigan.

Publication:
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2012]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (288 p.) : 33 photographs
Series:
Screen Decades: American Culture/America
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Motion pictures -- History -- 21st century -- United States.
Motion pictures -- Plots, themes, etc -- United States -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The decade from 2000 to 2009 is framed, at one end, by the traumatic catastrophe of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and, at the other, by the election of the first African American president of the United States. In between, the United States and the world witnessed the rapid expansion of new media and the Internet, such natural disasters as Hurricane Katrina, political uprisings around the world, and a massive meltdown of world economies. Amid these crises and revolutions, American films responded in multiple ways, sometimes directly reflecting these turbulent times, and sometimes indirectly couching history in traditional genres and stories. In American Cinema of the 2000s, essays from ten top film scholars examine such popular series as the groundbreaking Matrix films and the gripping adventures of former CIA covert operative Jason Bourne; new, offbeat films like Juno; and the resurgence of documentaries like Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. Each essay demonstrates the complex ways in which American culture and American cinema are bound together in subtle and challenging ways.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
TIMELINE:The 2000s
INTRODUCTION. Movies and the 2000s
2000 Movies , Anti-Climaxes and Disenchantments
2001 Movies , Smart Films , and Dumb Stories
2002 Movies and Melancholy
2003 Movies, " Shock and Awe," and the Troubled Blockbuster
2004 Movies and Spectacle in a Political Year
2005 Movies, Terror, and the American Family
2006 Movies and Crisis
2007 Movies and the Art of Living Dangerously
2008 Movies and a Hollywood Too Big to Fail
2009 Movies, a Nation, and New Identities
2000 2009 Select Academy Award
Works Cited And Consulted
Contributors
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 05. Mai 2020)
Contributor:
Alter, Nora
Beckman, Karen
Corrigan, Timothy.
Corrigan, Timothy, editor., Editor,
Everett, Anna
Morris, N. C. (Nigel C.)
Polan, Dana B., 1953-
Rehak, Bob
Schatz, Thomas
Smith, Dina
Williams, Linda Ruth
Willis, Sharon
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780813553238
Publisher Number:
10.36019/9780813553238 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.