Über den Autor
Sean Griffin is Associate Professor of Cinema and Television at Southern Methodist University.
Harry M. Benshoff is Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas.
How to Use This Book.
Part I Culture and American Film.
1. Introduction to the Study of Film Form and Representation.
2. The Structure and History of Hollywood Filmmaking.
Part II Race and Ethnicity and American Film.
Introduction to Part II: What is Race?.
3. The Concept of Whiteness and American Film.
4. African Americans and American Film.
5. Native Americans and American Film.
6. Asian Americans and American Film.
7. Latinos and American Film.
Part III Class and American Film.
Introduction to Part III: What is Class?.
8. Classical Hollywood Cinema and Class.
9. Cinematic Class Struggle After the Depression.
Part IV Gender and American Film.
Introduction to Part IV: What is Gender?.
10. Women in Classical Hollywood Filmmaking.
11. Exploring the Visual Parameters of Women in Film.
12. Masculinity in Classical Hollywood Filmmaking.
13. Gender in American Film Since the 1960s.
Part V Sexuality and American Film.
Introduction to Part V: What is Sexuality?.
14. Heterosexuality, Homosexuality, and Classical Hollywood.
15. Sexualities on Film Since the Sexual Revolution.
Part VI Disability and American Film.
Introduction to Part VI: What is Disability?.
16. Cinematic Images of Disability.
17. Making Connections.
Case Study 1: Queen Christina (1933).
Case Study 2: The Old Maid (1939).
Case Study 3: The Gang's All Here (1943).
Case Study 4: Erin Brockovich (2000).
Case Study 5: 8 Mile (2002).
Case Study 6: Better Luck Tomorrow (2003).
Case Study 7: Saving Face (2004).
Case Study 8: Crash (2004).
Case Study 9: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005).
Case Study 10: Brokeback Mountain (2005).
Case Study 11: Quinceañera (2006).
America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema.
* Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality
* Includes over 100 illustrations, glossary of key terms, questions for discussion, and lists for further reading/viewing
* Includes new case studies of a number of films, including Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera