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 AaZ 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|