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American movies and their cultural antecedents in literary text

Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, 2001.
12/1/2001

American movies and their cultural antecedents in literary text Overview

In six essays, Davidson (literature, U. of South Carolina-Aiken) tracks the evolving presentation and understanding of stories and themes in different media and different periods of time, and follows where a particular idea, image, or sequence of events leads. Among her topics are suppressed racial violence from The Defiant Ones to The Green Man, the legacy of Griffith's The Birth of a Nation, and fathers and anti-feminism in three 1999 films. The text is double spaced. Annotation © Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


American movies and their cultural antecedents in literary text Table Of Content

Preface: Playing on the Other Side
Foreword: Reading a New Art
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Looking through the Windows 1
Seeing in Black and White: Suppressed Racial Violence From The Defiant Ones to The Green Mile 9
Good and Guilty Narratives: the White Man Speaks - Samuel Clemens, John Sayles, and The Brother from Another Planet 27
"History with Lightning": The Legacy of D. W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation 47
When Rubber Meets the Road: Thelma and Louise and Leaving Normal as Complementary Cultural Texts 67
Will the Real Fairy Godmother Please Stand Up? 85
Dead Already: Fathers and Anti-Feminism in Three 1999 Films 105
Index 129


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American movies and their cultural antecedents in literary text

Book Info

  • Book Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13: 9780773473423
  • ISBN-10: 0773473424
  • Number of Pages: 156
  • Approx Price: $69.49
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