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All That Hollywood Allows

by Jackie Byars The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

All That Hollywood Allows explores the representation of gender in popular Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s, the last decade in which film enjoyed a pivotal cultural position. Both a work of feminist film criticism...


Remaking Reality

by Sara Blair, Joseph B. Entin & Franny Nudelman The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2018)

After World War II, U.S. documentarians engaged in a rigorous rethinking of established documentary practices and histories. Responding to the tumultuous transformations of the postwar era--the atomic age, the...


The Triumph of the Ordinary

by Joshua Feinstein The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2003)

Were movies in the East Bloc propaganda or carefully veiled dissent? In the first major study in English of East German film, Joshua Feinstein argues that the answer to this question is decidedly complex.

Drawing...


Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten

by Gary W. Gallagher The University of North Carolina Press (April 07, 2008)

More than 60,000 books have been published on the Civil War. Most Americans, though, get their ideas about the war--why it was fought, what was won, what was lost--not from books but from movies, television,...


On Location in Cuba

by Ann Marie Stock The University of North Carolina Press (May 15, 2009)

The 1990s were a time of dramatic transformation for Cuba. With the collapse of its Cold War relationship with the Soviet Union, the island nation plummeted into an era of scarcity and uncertainty known as the...


Forgeries of Memory and Meaning

by Cedric J. Robinson The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Cedric J. Robinson offers a new understanding of race in America through his analysis of theater and film of the early twentieth century. He argues that economic, political, and cultural forces present in the...


Sidney Poitier

by Aram Goudsouzian The University of North Carolina Press (January 20, 2011)

In the first full biography of actor Sidney Poitier, Aram Goudsouzian analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement. Poitier...


Cuba and the Tempest

by Eduardo González The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

In a unique analysis of Cuban literature inside and outside the country's borders, Eduardo Gonzalez looks closely at the work of three of the most important contemporary Cuban authors to write in the post-1959...


Cinema in Democratizing Germany

by Heide Fehrenbach The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Heide Fehrenbach analyzes the important role cinema played in the reconstruction of German cultural and political identity between 1945 and 1962. Concentrating on the former West Germany, she explores the complex...


One World, Big Screen

by M. Todd Bennett The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2012)

World War II coincided with cinema's golden age. Movies now considered classics were created at a time when all sides in the war were coming to realize the great power of popular films to motivate the masses....


Showbiz Politics

by Kathryn Cramer Brownell The University of North Carolina Press (November 24, 2014)

Conventional wisdom holds that John F. Kennedy was the first celebrity president, in no small part because of his innate television savvy. But, as Kathryn Brownell shows, Kennedy capitalized on a tradition and...