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Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures that Dared to Protest Real World Issues

Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures that Dared to Protest Real World Issues

Robert L. Hilliard

ISBN: 978-1-405-17899-0

Apr 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

280 pages

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$121.95

Description

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 
List of Figures.

Foreword.

Introduction.

1 Overview
But who will come to see it?

2 War
Hell for whom?

3 Anti-Semitism
Some of my best friends . . ..

4 Prison and Justice Systems
Not separate but unequal.

5 Labor–Management
Whose side are you on?

6 Poverty
Anyone can play.

7 Racism
Recipe for superiority.

8 Politics
The good and the bad.

9 Homophobia
Who's a bigot?

10 Technology
Can we beat the machine?

11 Sexism
Protecting old boys' egos.

12 Hide or Seek
Other genres: Will Hollywood shut up or speak up?

Selected Readings.

Index.

  • 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