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Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan...and Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text
Performing Arts Books
This classic of film criticism, long considered invaluable for its eloquent study of a problematic period in film history, is now substantially updated and revised by the author to include chapters beyond the Reagan era and into the twenty-first century. For the new edition, Robin Wood has written a substantial new preface that explores the interesting double context within which the book can be read-that in which it was written and that in which we find ourselves today. Among the other additions to this new edition are a celebration of modern "screwball" comedies like "My Best Friend's Wedding," and an analysis of '90s American and Canadian teen movies in the vein of "American Pie," "Can't Hardly Wait," and "Rollercoaster." Also included are a chapter on Hollywood today that looks at David Fincher and Jim Jarmusch (among others) and an illuminating essay on "Day of the Dead."