New York: New Press, 2005.
Call No: 71"196"(73) HOB
Author: Hoberman, J.
Place: New York
Publisher: New Press
PhysDes: 461 p. ; 20 cm
Subject: USA; USA. 1960's; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. USA; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; SPARTACUS (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1960); ALAMO, THE (US, John Wayne, 1960); MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, THE (UK, John Sturges, 1960); MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (US, John Frankenheimer, 1962); SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (US, John Frankenheimer, 1963); DR STRANGELOVE (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1964); CHASE, THE (US, Arthur Penn, 1966); EASY RIDER (US, Dennis Hopper, 1969); COOGAN'S BLUFF (US, Don Siegel, 1968); BONNIE AND CLYDE (US, Arthur Penn, 1967); MYRA BRECKENRIDGE (US, Mike Sarne, 1970); PATTON (US, Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970); DIRTY HARRY (US, Don Siegel, 1971); SHAMPOO (US, Hal Ashby, 1975)
Summary: "Here is a major new cultural history of the Sixties. J. Hoberman delivers a brilliant and witty look at the decade when politics and pop culture became one. This was the era of the Missile Gap and the Space Race, the Black and Sexual Revolutions, the Vietnam War and Watergate - as well as the tele-saturation of the American market and the advent of Pop art. In "elegant, epigrammatic prose" (A.O Scott), Hoberman moves from the political histories of movies to the theater of wars, national political campaigns, and pop-culture events. With entertaining reinterpretations of key Hollywood movies such as Bonnie and Clyde, The Wild Bunch, and Shampoo, and meditations on personages ranging from John Wayne and Patty Hearst to Jane Fonda, Ronald Reagan, and Che Guevara. Hoberman reconstructs the hidden poltical history of 1960s cinema and the spectacular formation of America's mass-mediated politics" -- BOOK BLURB
Notes: Originally published: 2003
Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction: "suddenly...It's 1960!" -- I. Making pre-history, A.D. 1960 -- Enter the Hollywood Freedom fighter -- sputnik and the Spector of communist earth control -- when Superman came to the supermarket -- october 1960: Spartacus vs. The Alamo -- the year's best western: the new frontier and The Magnificent Seven -- II. Glamour and anxiety: The Kennedy scenario, 1961-63 -- camelot year one: into the twilight zone -- camelot year two: the president's double lives -- The Manchurian Candidate = the secret agent of history -- camelot down: thinking about the unthinkable -- coups d'etat:four days in November, Seven Days in May -- Dr. Strangelove's Prescription -- III. South by southwest: Lyndon Johnson's trip, 1964-66 -- jet-age bronco busters and twilight westerns -- the cowboy election of 1964 -- Major Dundee - great society abroad -- The Chase -- great society at home -- vietnam: "an oriental western" -- gathering the tribes: diggers, panthers, outlaws -- IV. Born to be wild: Outlaws of America, 1967-69 -- if you are a Bonnie-and-Clyder...: the birth of radical chic -- spring 1968": shooting Easy Rider, going Wild in the Streets -- creating our own reality: The Green Berets and the Battle of Chicago -- the election: calling Coogan's Bluff -- No future: the Children of Bonnie and Clyde -- V. Nixon time: The war at home, 1969-71 -- the end of the sixties -- America's Night of the Living Dead (My Lai, manson, Myra Breckinridge) -- spring 1970: Patton over Cambodia -- generational war in the dream life: hey Joe (where you goin' with that gun in your hand?) -- the last round-up: counterculture psychodrama and hippie westerns, 1971 -- the legal vigilante: Dirty Harry and Tricky Dick -- VI. After the orgy, from blowup to blow out -- flash forward to 1968: Shampoo -- the 1972 campaign: Warren, George, Jane, and The Candidate -- the Nixon Western -- Cine paranoia: conspiracies unmasked, 1973-75 -- freedomland 1981: Ronald Reagan and the Last Sixties Movie -- source notes -- index --