Political Messages in Feature Films
Edited By Michael Haas
The volume is divided into two parts: Part One focuses on defining political films while Part Two looks at how «politics» is defined within films. Contributors find several ways of defining «political films», but agree that while the messages in films may often seem progressive, they are usually quite conservative, with the aim of making as much money as possible for the people financing the films.
The book provides a history of political film and identifies several hundred films with specific political messages.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Hollywood raises political consciousness: political messages in feature films / edited by Michael Haas. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Motion pictures—Political aspects—United States. 2. Politics in motion pictures. 3. United States—Politics and government—21st century. 4. United States—Politics and government—20th century. I. Haas, Michael, editor of compilation. PN1995.9.P6H65 791.43’6581—dc23 2014013727 ISBN 978-1-4331-2661-1 (hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4331-2660-4 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-4539-1372-7 (e-book)
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