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By Harry M. Benshoff, Sean Griffin

America on movie: Representing Race, category, Gender, and Sexuality within the videos, 2d Edition is a full of life creation to problems with variety as represented in the American cinema.

  • Provides a entire review of the commercial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic elements that give a contribution to cinematic representations of race, type, gender, and sexuality
  • Includes over a hundred illustrations, word list of keyword phrases, questions for dialogue, and lists for additional reading/viewing
  • Includes new case experiences of a couple of motion pictures, together with Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera

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389: The Old Maid, copyright © 1939, Warner Bros. p. 390: Carmen Miranda, unidentified publicity photo, authors’ personal collection p. 392: APatch of Blue, copyright © 1965, MGM p. 394: Erin Brockovich, dir. Steven Soderbergh, copyright © 2000, Jersey Films/Columbia TriStar p. 396: 8 Mile, dir. Curtis Hanson, copyright © 2002, Imagine Entertainment/ Universal p. 398: Better Luck Tomorrow, dir. Justin Lin, copyright © 2002, MTV Films/ Paramount p. 400: Saving Face, dir. Alice Wu, copyright © 2004, Sony Pictures Classics p.

The literary design includes the story, the setting, the action, the characters, the characters' names, the dialog, the film's title, and any deeper subtexts or thematic meanings. Film is capable of many literary devices: metaphor, irony, satire, allegory, and so forth. Some films are black comedies and must be understood according to that form. Other films are dramas to be taken seriously while still others try to make us laugh by being deliberately juvenile. Yet other films try to shock or provoke us with new and unexpected ideas.

Chris Eyre, copyright © 1998, Miramax. Photo: Jill Sabella 120: The Education of Little Tree, dir. Richard Friedenberg, copyright © 1997, Paramount. Photo: Jan Thijs p. 127: Warner Oland as Charlie Chan, unidentified publicity photo, authors’ personal collection p. 128: The Mask of Fu Manchu, copyright © 1932, MGM/Universal p. 129: Anna May Wong, unidentified publicity photo, authors’ personal collection p. 130: Keye Luke, unidentified publicity photo, authors’ personal collection p. 135: Russell Wong, unidentified publicity photo, authors’ personal collection p.

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