Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures that Dared to Protest Real World Issues

Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures that Dared to Protest Real World Issues

Author(s): Robert L. Hilliard

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405178990

Online ISBN: 9781444308501

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308501

About this Book

Hollywood Speaks Out explores that rare Hollywood feature that dared to tackle red-hot, social issues whilst American society was gripped by the convulsion and controversy they generated.

  • Explores why Hollywood has always been risk-adverse, and how most feature flms deal with controversial issues long after the controversy is past
  • Organized around such important issues as poverty, racism, sexism, war, anti-Semitism, and homophobia
  • Discusses the relevance and the impact of feature films from Modern Times to WALL-E 

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