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American Cinema of the 1950s: Themes and Variations

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America in the 1950s was a place of sensational commercial possibility coupled with dark nuclear fears and conformist politics. Cold war hysteria and anti-communist witch hunts influenced a culture already falling under the spell of suburbia, television and a brave new world of luxury goods.Throughout the decade Hollywood was under siege: from the Justice Department pressing for big film companies to divest themselves of their theatre holdings; from the middle classes, whose retreat to family entertainment inside the home ...

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American Cinema of the 1950s: Themes and Variations
2005, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813536736

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American Cinema of the 1950s: Themes and Variations
2005, Berg Publishers, London

ISBN-13: 9781845204372

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