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By Robert B. Ray

From the airborne dirt and dust jacket: "Robert B. Ray examines the ideology of the main enduringly renowned cinema on the planet – the Hollywood motion picture. Aided by means of 364 body enlargements, he describes the advance of that traditionally overdetermined shape, giving shut readings of 5 commonplace cases: Casablanca, It's an excellent existence, the fellow Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Godfather, and Taxi motive force. just like the heroes of those videos, American filmmaking has shunned dedication, in either plot and strategy. rather than selecting left or correct, avant-garde or culture, American cinema attempts to have it either ways.

Although Hollywood's advertisement luck has led the area viewers to equate the yank cinema with movie itself, Hollywood filmmaking is a specific technique designed to answer particular old occasions. As an paintings constrained in theoretical scope yet wealthy in person diversifications, the yankee cinema poses the main fascinating query of pop culture: Do dissident varieties have any likelihood of closing freed from a mass medium trying to co-opt them?

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