American Cinema/American Culture5th Edition
American Cinema/American Culture, 5th Edition, looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2017. Students are introduced to the cultural history of film focusing on topics and issues rather than on rote learning. This introduction to American Cinema is ideal for introductory courses of American cinema, American film history courses, and introductory film appreciation courses. The text provides a cultural overview of the phenomenon of the American moviegoing experience, engagingly written in a lively and entertaining style by John Belton, a preeminent scholar in the field of film studies.
PART 1 THE MODE OF PRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 THE EMERGENCE OF THE CINEMA AS AN INSTITUTION
CHAPTER 2 CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD CINEMA: NARRATION
CHAPTER 3 CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD CINEMA: STYLE
CHAPTER 4 THE STUDIO SYSTEM
CHAPTER 5 THE STAR SYSTEM
PART 2 GENRE AND THE GENRE SYSTEM
CHAPTER 6 SILENT FILM MELODRAMA
CHAPTER 7 THE MUSICAL
CHAPTER 8 AMERICAN COMEDY
CHAPTER 9 WAR AND CINEMA
CHAPTER 10 FILM NOIR: SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT
CHAPTER 11 THE MAKING OF THE WEST
CHAPTER 12 HORROR AND SCIENCE FICTION
PART 3 A POSTWAR HISTORY
CHAPTER 13 HOLLYWOOD AND THE COLD WAR
CHAPTER 14 HOLLYWOOD IN THE AGE OF TELEVISION
CHAPTER 15 THE 1960S: THE COUNTERCULTURE STRIKES BACK
CHAPTER 16 THE FILM SCHOOL GENERATION
CHAPTER 17 INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Glossary of Technical and Other Terms
Find out more about our affordable course material programs.
Reduce course material costs for your students while still providing full access to everything they need to be successful. It isn't too good to be true - it's Inclusive Access.
When your students still want a book but don't want to keep it, McGraw-Hill's Textbook Rental program provides students with our latest editions at our most affordable hardcover prices.
Want more information?
How to Access Instructor Tools for your Course
- To get started, you'll need to visit connect.mheducation.com to sign in. (If you do not have an account, you'll need to request one from your MH rep. To find your rep – visit the Find Your Rep page).
- Then, under "Find a Title," you'll search by title, author or subject.
- Select your desired title and create a course. (Note – you do not have to create assignments, just a course instance)
- Then go to your Connect course homepage.
- In the top navigation, select library to access the instructor resources that accompany the title.