Movies in American History

Movies in American History

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This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. * Provides 450 Aa€“Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema * Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history * Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entryLike many movie musicals, West Side Story (1961) was first a Broadway hit. The play ... The love story, for example, is the staple of the postwar musical, but the film does not deliver the happily-ever-after ending audiences had come to expect .

Title:Movies in American History
Author:Philip C. DiMare
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011


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