Cinema Wars: Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush-Cheney Era

Cinema Wars: Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush-Cheney Era

Author(s): Douglas Kellner

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405198233

Online ISBN: 9781444314809

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314809

About this Book

Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, and US culture and society through a bold critical analysis of the films, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s

  • Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces
  • Films and documentaries discussed include: Black Hawk Down, TheDark Knight, Star Wars, Syriana,WALL-E, Fahrenheit 9/11 and other Michael Moore documentaries, amongst others
  • Explores how some films in this era supported the Bush-Cheney regime, while others criticized the administration, openly or otherwise
  • Investigates Hollywood's treatment of a range of hot topics, from terrorism and environmental crisis to the Iraq war and the culture wars of the 2000s
  • Shows how Hollywood film in the 2000s brought to life a vibrant array of social protest and helped create cultural conditions to elect Barack Obama

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