Screening the Sixties: Hollywood Cinema and the Politics of by Oliver Gruner

By Oliver Gruner

This publication offers an in depth and fascinating account of ways Hollywood cinema has represented and ‘remembered’ the Sixties. From overdue Seventies hippie musicals comparable to Hair and The Rose via to fresh civil rights portrayals The aid and Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Oliver Gruner explores the ways that movies have engaged with large debates on America’s contemporary earlier. Drawing on vast archival study, he lines creation background and script improvement, exhibiting how a bunch of politically engaged filmmakers sought to supply resonant contributions to public reminiscence. Situating Hollywood inside a much wider sequence of debates occurring within the US public sphere, Screening the Sixties deals a rigorous and leading edge research of cinema’s engagement with this such a lot contested of epochs.

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