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Chapter 17 into the 21st century
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Cinema of the 1980s and 1990s is one of _____,____,____" (387) reflecting Reagan's persona
Reagan encouraged a restoration to American values after Vietnam and Watergate. His persona embodied the 1940s and '50s when he had been a film actor
"reassurance, optimism, and nostalgia
________ Reagan recovers from his assassination attempt and promises a new beginning in the US - the end of "democratic misrule" and an "economic and spiritual rebirth" (389)
films that represent regenteration
Films reflect the concept of regeneration: E. T. The Extraterrestrial (Spielberg, 1982), Cocoon (Howard, 1985), and STII: The Wrath of Khan (Meyer, 1982)
Star Trek II at 42:42
Cinematic return to the past is an "attempt to recover the small-town, affluent American paradise of the _____ era" (390)
Film examples include:
feature characters that physically transport to the perceived golden age and return to the present invigorated
More realistic films are set in the pre-Vietnam era, including Stand By Me (Reiner, 1986)
Back to the Future (Zemeckis, 1985, '89, '90) series and Peggy Sue Got Married (Coppola, 1986)
paradise lost and regained means?
fern gully and
There is a rejection of urban life and values - more Americans move to the suburbs and cinema shows a shift to rediscover nature or rural life
reagonomic film examples?
Reaganite cinema shows us that the system works
(Stone,1987) Exposes corruption within the system through Michael Douglas's junk bond speculator. We condemn him for his lack of morals in inside-trading, but root for Charlie Sheen's ambitious young character who rises to the top with insider information because he reforms, helping to bring down Douglas's character and showing the system will self-police.
Risky Business (Brickman, 1983) shows that even an teenager can succeed in business, proving that greed and ambition pay off
The image of the American military had been tarnished because of ______. Some films about Vietnam, like ______ continued to portray the insanity of the military
Many non-Vietnam films attempted to humanize the military and regain faith in the establishment. like ___
Platoon (Stone, 1986)
An Officer and a Gentleman (Hackford,1982) and Top Gun (Scott, 1986) have audiences rooting for young service men
A common theme in many films of this era is the restoration of patriarchy ___________
- a shift from the films of the counterculture seeking to repair the rift between the generations
In Field of Dreams (Robinson, 1989) Ray, a former student activist who was estranged from his baseball-loving father, builds a baseball diamond that is populated by his father's favorite players. He brings to conservative Iowa his mentor, a black-activist writer. In the final scene he plays a reconciliatory game of catch with his dead father, symbolizing_______
the end of conflict between generations and social issues
Queer cinema: a deliberately oppositional stance toward conventional Hollywood cinema taken by some gay filmmakers (403)
the gay new wave film examples
Gus Van Sant's films
My Own Private Idaho (1991
She's Gotta Have It's (1986) critical success brought financial support for his following films.
Do The Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), Bamboozled (1992), Inside Man (2006), and his other films explore racial politics, particularly exploring enduring symbols -- symbols of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, images of blackness constructed for the masses, and symbolic racial actions that represent an overarching culture of racial misperceptions
spike lee into the mainstream
Refers to films that are made outside the Hollywood system. They are independently financed (no studios) and are therefore not subjected to the social and political restrictions of the Hollywood marketplace.
Usually characterized by very low budgets and marginalized ideologies or peoples
Sundance Film Festival created in 1985 to provide exhibition and recognition for independents. Spawned Slamdance and other offshoot festivals to provide even more exposure.
In the 1990s, _______ becomes a popular option for those seeking innovative entertainment
Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994) earns $108 million and 7 Academy Award nominations
With a budget of $10 million and starring Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting (Van Sant, 1997), produced by ____, demonstrates the blurring of the distinction between independent cinema and Hollywood. Miramax and New Line now make big budget blockbusters.
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