- Author : Sam B. Girgus
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press
- File Size : 41,6 Mb
- Release : 17 October 2002
- ISBN : 0521009316
- Page : 244 pages
- Rating : 4/5 (21 users)
Summary: America on Film PDF is a Fantastic Performing Arts book by Sam B. Girgus. It was published by Cambridge University Press on 17 October 2002. This Book has 244 pages and Available to download in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Read detail book and summary below and click download button to get book file and read directly from your devices.
In America on Film, first published in 2002, Sam Girgus examines a selection of films made in the last quarter of the twentieth century in an effort to trace how the notion of 'American' has changed drastically from that portrayed in American cinema up to the 1950s. In works such as Mississippi Masala, Lone Star, Malcolm X, Raging Bull, When We Were Kings, and Bugsy he finds a new and ethnically varied array of characters that embody American values, ideals, and conflicts; and a transformation in the relationship of American identity and culture to race and ethnicity, as well as to sexuality, gender, and the body. America on Film charts these changes through analysis of cinematic tensions between fiction, documentary, and modernism. An art form that combines fragments of reality with imagination, film, Girgus maintains, connects the documentary realism of the photographic image to the abstraction and non-representation of modernism.