The New Hollywood Historical Film

1967-78

Authors: Symmons, Tom

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The New Hollywood of the late 1960s and 1970s is among the most exciting and influential periods in the history of film. This book explores how the new wave of historical films were profoundly shaped by the controversies and concerns of the present.

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Tom Symmons is a film scholar and has taught film history at Queen Mary University of London, London Metropolitan University and Arcadia University (London).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-20

    Symmons, Tom

  • The ‘New Wave’ and ‘Old Hollywood’: The Day of the Locust (1975), ‘Movies About the Movies’ and the Generational Divide

    Pages 21-56

    Symmons, Tom

  • ‘The Birth of Black Consciousness on the Screen’?: The African American Historical Experience, Blaxploitation and the Production and Reception of Sounder (1972)

    Pages 57-86

    Symmons, Tom

  • ‘Having Our Cake and Eating It’: The Dirty Dozen (1967), the World War II Combat Film and the Vietnam War

    Pages 87-124

    Symmons, Tom

  • ‘Not Beautiful in the Right Way’: Star Image, Politics and Romance in The Way We Were (1973)

    Pages 125-157

    Symmons, Tom

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Hollywood Historical Film
Book Subtitle
1967-78
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52930-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52930-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52929-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 220
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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