Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures that Dared to Protest Real World Issues
April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Hollywood Speaks Out explores that rare Hollywood feature that dared to tackle red-hot, social issues whilst American society was gripped by the convulsion and controversy they generated.
- Explores why Hollywood has always been risk-adverse, and how most feature flms deal with controversial issues long after the controversy is past
- Organized around such important issues as poverty, racism, sexism, war, anti-Semitism, and homophobia
- Discusses the relevance and the impact of feature films from Modern Times to WALL-E