Essays here explore the relationship between politics and explicitly political feature films from the beginning of the movie industry to World War I, and for each decade through to the 1980's. The included filmography is particularly useful. Originally published in 1990, the method of inquiry put forward in this text is nonetheless extendable to the decades following its publication.
Introduction 1. Politics in the Early Movies of Hollywood 2. The 1920s: Movies in the Politics of Normalcy 3. The 1930s: Movies in the Depression 4. The 1940s: Politics in the Movies of the War Years 5. The 1950s: The Creation of the Post-War World 6. The 1960s: From Holding the Line to Coming Apart 7. The 1970s: A Political Time in Search of Itself 8. The 1980s: The Politics of Renewal and Decline. Afterword. Selected Bibliography. Filmography
Reissuing works originally published between 1914 and 1996, Routledge Library Editions: Cinema offers a selection of scholarship covering the movies. Volumes range from film propaganda to the epic film genre, women in cinema to Soviet cinema, silent film to horror series, and touch on acting, screenwriting and film production among other areas making this a comprehensive collection of previously out-of-print works.