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While the anti-establishment rebels of 's Easy Rider were morphing into the nostalgic yuppies of 's The Big Chill, Seventies movies brought us everything from killer sharks, blaxploitation, and disco musicals to a loving look at General George S. Indeed, as Peter Lev persuasively argues in this book, the films of the s constitute a kind of conversation While the anti-establishment rebels of 's Easy Rider were morphing into the nostalgic yuppies of 's The Big Chill, Seventies movies brought us everything from killer sharks, blaxploitation, and disco musicals to a loving look at General George S.
Indeed, as Peter Lev persuasively argues in this book, the films of the s constitute a kind of conversation about what American society is and should be--open, diverse, and egalitarian, or stubbornly resistant to change. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published January 1st by University of Texas Press. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4.
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Seventies were or still are romanticized era of movie-making; where freedom of creative generation called "Hollywood brats" made some of the most iconic titles of the media. Peter Lev in this book really writes about "conflicting visions" and because of that doesn't write about movies that are not important for his concept, so few of the cult titles of the era weren't mentioned at all, "Godfather" as a good example.
On the othe "American Films of the 70s" by Peter Lev is very interesting read. On the other hand, Lev really gives us conflicting visions of movie-making, starting with "Easy Rider" in His seventies as in every serious research are not fixed in the calendar, they symbolize borders of a period in regard to point of view, concept of the movie artistry so immanent to the seventies cinema.
Conflicting left and right wing cinema, liberal and conservative point of view in the seventies, as -pre and -post Watergate era in American history by putting all that into the time-frame of historical chain of events, Lev gives as comprehensive insight into movies in regard to freedom, hate, teens, feminism and space as an answer to ever-present social context, and social questions we maybe haven't seen in the movies mentioned until reading his book. Recommended for every movie enthusiast, with hope that there will be more titles like this.
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