Stephen Prince's American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations PDF

By Stephen Prince

ISBN-10: 0813540348

ISBN-13: 9780813540344

ISBN-10: 1845207467

ISBN-13: 9781845207465

During the Eighties, American cinema underwent huge, immense changes. Blockbusters like Raiders of the misplaced Ark, E.T., and The Empire moves Back grabbed large sales for the studios. even as, the expansion of domestic video resulted in new and inventive possibilities for autonomous movie construction, leading to some of the decade's top motion pictures. either huge- and small-scale filmmakers answered to the social, political, and cultural stipulations of the time. The two-term presidency of Ronald Reagan spawned a brand new chilly warfare with the Soviet Union, which Hollywood movie either embraced and critiqued. additionally in this time, Hollywood introduced a long-awaited cycle of movies in regards to the Vietnam warfare, exploring its impression either at domestic and overseas. yet technological know-how fiction remained the era's most well liked style, starting from upbeat fantasies to darkish, dystopic visions.

Bringing jointly unique essays by means of ten revered students within the box, American Cinema of the 1980s examines the flicks that marked the last decade, together with Ordinary People, Body Heat, Blade Runner, Zelig, Platoon, Top Gun, Aliens, Blue Velvet, Robocop, deadly Attraction, Die Hard, Batman, and sex, lies & videotape.

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