By Hernán Vera,Andrew M. Gordon

ISBN-10: 0847699463

ISBN-13: 9780847699469

ISBN-10: 0847699471

ISBN-13: 9780847699476

Screen Saviors stories how the self of whites is imagined in Hollywood movies—by white administrators that includes white protagonists interacting with humans of one other color.

This collaboration through a sociologist and a movie critic, utilizing the hot point of view of severe "white studies," bargains a daring and sweeping critique of virtually a century's worthy of yank movie, from Birth of Nation (1915) via Black Hawk Down (2001). Screen Saviors stories the way the social family that we name "race" are fictionalized and pictured within the videos. It argues that motion pictures are a part of broader tasks that lead us to disregard or deny the character of the racial divide within which american citizens dwell. while the pictures of racial and ethnic minorities switch around the 20th century, Hollywood retains portraying the fitting white American self as handsome, robust, courageous, cordial, style, enterprise, and beneficiant: a natural-born chief important of the loyalty of these of one other colour.

The booklet invitations readers to behavior their very own analyses of movies by way of displaying how this is performed in over 50 Hollywood videos. between those are a few movies in regards to the Civil War—Birth of a Nation , Gone with the Wind, and Glory; a few approximately white messiahs who rescue humans of one other color—Stargate, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mississippi Burning, Three Kings, and The Matrix; the 3 models of Mutiny at the Bounty (1935, 1962, and 1984) and interracial romance—Guess who is Coming to Dinner. 40 years of Hollywood fantasies of interracial concord, from The Defiant Ones and In the warmth of the Night in the course of the Lethal Weapon sequence and Men in Black are examined.

This paintings within the sociology of data and cultural reports relates the flicks of Hollywood to the big political agendas on race relation within the usa. Screen Saviors appeals to the final reader drawn to the films or in race and ethnicity in addition to to scholars of com

Show description

Read or Download Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness PDF

Similar film & video art books

Sarah Projansky's Watching Rape: Film and Television in Postfeminist Culture PDF

Pop culture from 1980 to the current, feminism seems to be "over": that's, in response to renowned critics we're in an period of "postfeminism" within which feminism has supposedly already completed equality for girls. no longer so, says Sarah Projansky. In looking at Rape, Projansky undermines this complacent view in her attention-grabbing and thorough research of depictions of rape in U.

Professional Storyboarding: Rules of Thumb by Anson Jew PDF

Storyboarding is a really tricky enterprise, and a brand new storyboarder fairly must have their wits approximately them and feature expert savvy to outlive during this aggressive box. Storyboarding: ideas of Thumb deals hugely illustrative examples of simple storyboarding techniques, in addition to sound, career-oriented suggestion for the hot artist.

Pantelis Michelakis,Maria Wyke's The Ancient World in Silent Cinema PDF

Within the first 4 many years of cinema, hundreds of thousands of movies have been made that drew their thought from old Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Bible. Few of those movies were studied, or even fewer have acquired the severe awareness they deserve. the flicks in query, starting from ancient and mythological epics to variations of historical drama, burlesques, cartoons and documentaries, recommend a fascination with the traditional global that competes in depth and breadth with that of Hollywood's classical period.

Read e-book online Fitzgerald and Hemingway on Film: A Critical Study of the PDF

A complete advisor to all significant movie diversifications in accordance with the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, this can be crucial for students of yankee modernism and picture reviews. the writer takes the strategy that every one visible and published literature is born from a cycle of big name tradition, within which authors consistently create new works and reconstruct their own photographs in keeping with viewers reception.

Additional info for Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness by Hernán Vera,Andrew M. Gordon

by Charles

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 46 votes