Hollywood, Film and Politics, Fourth Edition
Now in its updated and expanded fourth edition, Here’s Looking at You: Hollywood, Film & Politics examines how the tangled relationship between Hollywood’s global film industry and the politics of federal and state governments manifests itself in the real world of political campaigns and in the fictional world of Hollywood films.
The book contradicts the film industry’s assertion that it produces nothing but entertainment. While it is true that the vast majority of Hollywood films are strictly commercial ventures, hundreds of movies—from Birth of a Nation to The Help, recreated stories like Argo and Zero Dark Thirty and historical pieces such as Lincoln and The Conspirator—contain political messages, both overt and covert.
This new edition begins with President Obama’s re-election and includes new photos and statistical data, three new chapters and eight case studies that provide in-depth analysis of special films that are certain to challenge existing views and stimulate classroom discussion. Here’s Looking at You serves as a basic text for courses in film and politics and as a supplement in American government and film studies courses. Film buffs and general readers will also find it of interest.
Chapter 13. Hollywood and Women: Cracks in the Celluloid Ceiling
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Hollywood and Women
Cracks in the Celluloid Ceiling
“Women have made up half of the human race but you could never tell that by the books historians write.”
—Arthur Schlesinger Jr., historian
“I spent my life searching for a man to look up to without lying down.”
—Frances Marion, screenwriter and director
“Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their oppressors.”
—Evelyn Cunningham, journalist
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