American Cinema of the 1980s (Screen Decades)

3.45 avg rating
( 11 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781845207472: American Cinema of the 1980s (Screen Decades)

During the 1980s, American cinema underwent enormous transformations. Blockbusters like Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and The Empire Strikes Back grabbed huge revenues for the studios. At the same time, the growth of home video led to new and creative opportunities for independent film production, resulting in many of the decade's best films. Both large- and small-scale filmmakers responded to the social, political, and cultural conditions of the time. The two-term presidency of Ronald Reagan spawned a new Cold War with the Soviet Union, which Hollywood film both embraced and critiqued. Also during this time, Hollywood launched a long-awaited cycle of films about the Vietnam War, exploring its impact both at home and abroad. But science fiction remained the era's most popular genre, ranging from upbeat fantasies to dark, dystopic visions.

Bringing together original essays by ten respected scholars in the field, American Cinema of the 1980s examines the films that marked the decade, including Ordinary People, Body Heat, Blade Runner, Zelig, Platoon, Top Gun, Aliens, Blue Velvet, Robocop, Fatal Attraction, Die Hard, Batman, and sex, lies & videotape.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

STEPHEN PRINCE is a professor of communication at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Review:

Prince offers a year-by-year appropriation of films released in the 1980's....The collection, as a whole, makes clear that the 1980's were the years of blockbusters, sequels, and the release of films on videocassette. Recommended. --Choice

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stephen (Ed. ) Prince
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 1845207475 ISBN 13: 9781845207472
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. During the 1980s, American cinema underwent enormous transformations. Blockbusters like Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and The Empire Strikes Back earned huge sums for the studios. At the same time, the growth of home video led to new opportunities for independent film production, resulting in many of the decade s best films.Filmmakers responded to the social, political, and cultural conditions of the time, notably the Reagan presidency and the rebirth of the Cold War, which Hollywood films both embraced and critiqued. Hollywood also launched a long-awaited cycle of films about the Vietnam War, exploring its impact both at home and abroad. But science fiction remained the era s most popular genre, ranging from upbeat fantasies to dark, dystopic visions.American Cinema of the 1980s examines the films that marked the decade, including Ordinary People, Body Heat, Blade Runner, Zelig, Platoon, Top Gun, Aliens, Blue Velvet, Robocop, Fatal Attraction, Die Hard, Batman, and sex, lies videotape. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781845207472

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stephen (Ed. ) Prince
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 1845207475 ISBN 13: 9781845207472
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. During the 1980s, American cinema underwent enormous transformations. Blockbusters like Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and The Empire Strikes Back earned huge sums for the studios. At the same time, the growth of home video led to new opportunities for independent film production, resulting in many of the decade s best films.Filmmakers responded to the social, political, and cultural conditions of the time, notably the Reagan presidency and the rebirth of the Cold War, which Hollywood films both embraced and critiqued. Hollywood also launched a long-awaited cycle of films about the Vietnam War, exploring its impact both at home and abroad. But science fiction remained the era s most popular genre, ranging from upbeat fantasies to dark, dystopic visions.American Cinema of the 1980s examines the films that marked the decade, including Ordinary People, Body Heat, Blade Runner, Zelig, Platoon, Top Gun, Aliens, Blue Velvet, Robocop, Fatal Attraction, Die Hard, Batman, and sex, lies videotape. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781845207472

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stephen Prince
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN 10: 1845207475 ISBN 13: 9781845207472
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations, Stephen Prince, During the 1980s, American cinema underwent enormous transformations. Blockbusters like Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and The Empire Strikes Back earned huge sums for the studios. At the same time, the growth of home video led to new opportunities for independent film production, resulting in many of the decade's best films.Filmmakers responded to the social, political, and cultural conditions of the time, notably the Reagan presidency and the rebirth of the Cold War, which Hollywood films both embraced and critiqued. Hollywood also launched a long-awaited cycle of films about the Vietnam War, exploring its impact both at home and abroad. But science fiction remained the era's most popular genre, ranging from upbeat fantasies to dark, dystopic visions.American Cinema of the 1980s examines the films that marked the decade, including Ordinary People, Body Heat, Blade Runner, Zelig, Platoon, Top Gun, Aliens, Blue Velvet, Robocop, Fatal Attraction, Die Hard, Batman, and sex, lies & videotape. Bookseller Inventory # B9781845207472

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Prince Stephen
Published by Berg Publishers
ISBN 10: 1845207475 ISBN 13: 9781845207472
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berg Publishers. Book Condition: New. pp. 280. Bookseller Inventory # 4693667

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Stephen Prince
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2007)
ISBN 10: 1845207475 ISBN 13: 9781845207472
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FV-9781845207472

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Stephen (Ed. ) Prince
Published by Berg Publishers Ltd (2007)
ISBN 10: 1845207475 ISBN 13: 9781845207472
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berg Publishers Ltd, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 34 pages. 9.13x6.14x0.71 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1845207475

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

AUTHOR, DUMMY.
Published by Berg Publishers (2007)
ISBN 10: 1845207475 ISBN 13: 9781845207472
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berg Publishers, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9781845207472 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0141435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.73
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds