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.
Acknowledgments.rnHow to Use This Book.rnPart I Culture and American Film.rn1. Introduction to the Study of Film Form and Representation.rn2. The Structure and History of Hollywood Filmmaking.rnPart II Race and Ethnicity and American Film.rnIntroduction to Part II: What is Race?.rn3. The Concept of Whiteness and American Film.rn4. African Americans and American Film.rn5. Native Americans and American Film.rn6. Asian Americans and American Film.rn7. Latinos and American Film.rnPart III Class and American Film.rnIntroduction to Part III: What is Class?.rn8. Classical Hollywood Cinema and Class.rn9. Cinematic Class Struggle After the Depression.rnPart IV Gender and American Film.rnIntroduction to Part IV: What is Gender?.rn10. Women in Classical Hollywood Filmmaking.rn11. Exploring the Visual Parameters of Women in Film.rn12. Masculinity in Classical Hollywood Filmmaking.rn13. Gender in American Film Since the 1960s.rnPart V Sexuality and American Film.rnIntroduction to Part V: What is Sexuality?.rn14. Heterosexuality, Homosexuality, and Classical Hollywood.rn15. Sexualities on Film Since the Sexual Revolution.rnPart VI Disability and American Film.rnIntroduction to Part VI: What is Disability?.rn16. Cinematic Images of Disability.rn17. Making Connections.rnCase Study 1: Queen Christina (1933).rnCase Study 2: The Old Maid (1939).rnCase Study 3: The Gang's All Here (1943).rnCase Study 4: Erin Brockovich (2000).rnCase Study 5: 8 Mile (2002).rnCase Study 6: Better Luck Tomorrow (2003).rnCase Study 7: Saving Face (2004).rnCase Study 8: Crash (2004).rnCase Study 9: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005).rnCase Study 10: Brokeback Mountain (2005).rnCase Study 11: Quinceañera (2006).rnGlossary.rnIndex
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