Cinema Wars: Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush-Cheney Era

John Wiley & Sons, 21 déc. 2009 - 296 pages
Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, and US culture and society through a bold critical analysis of the films, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s
  • Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces
  • Films and documentaries discussed include: Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Syriana, WALL-E, Fahrenheit 9/11 and other Michael Moore documentaries, amongst others
  • Explores how some films in this era supported the Bush-Cheney regime, while others criticized the administration, openly or otherwise
  • Investigates Hollywood’s treatment of a range of hot topics, from terrorism and environmental crisis to the Iraq war and the culture wars of the 2000s
  • Shows how Hollywood film in the 2000s brought to life a vibrant array of social protest and helped create cultural conditions to elect Barack Obama

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Table des matières

Confronting the Horrors of the BushCheney
Hollywoods 911 and Spectacles of Terror
Michael Moores Provocations
Hollywood Political Critiques
The Cinematic Iraq War
Hollywood Cinema Wars in the 2000s
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Douglas Kellner is George Kneller Chair of Philosophy of Education at UCLA. He is the author of many books on social theory, politics, history, and culture, including Camera Politica: The Politics and Ideology of Contemporary Hollywood Film, co-authored with Michael Ryan, and Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy. He is the co-editor of Media and Cultural Studies Keyworks (Wiley-Blackwell 2006). Kellner’s most recent book is Guys and Guns Amok: Domestic Terrorism and School Shootings from the Oklahoma City Bombings to the Virginia Tech Massacre. His website is at

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