The Films Of The Nineties: The Decade Of Spin by W. PalmerThe Films Of The Nineties: The Decade Of Spin by W. Palmer

The Films Of The Nineties: The Decade Of Spin

byW. Palmer

Paperback | March 24, 2009

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By breaking down classic films from the nineteen-nineties such as Forest Gump and Titanic, this book offers a reel-to-reel cultural analysis, chronicling the concept of 'spin' as a major sociopolitical persuasion strategy.
WILLIAM J. PALMER is Professor of Literature and Film in the English Department at Perdue University, USA.
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Title:The Films Of The Nineties: The Decade Of SpinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.02 inPublished:March 24, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1349378003

ISBN - 13:9781349378005

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Table of Contents

Hollywood and History The New Historicist Films The Decade of Spin The Politics of Spin The American President Spin Out: The Gay Nineties Sex and the Nineties Neo-Spin Spinning into the Millenium

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"This book contains terrific lists of films collected under key thematic headings - history films, films about politics, about sex, about spin. As a dazzling representation of spin, Wag the Dog (1997), according to Palmer, "may be the decade-defining film of the nineties." Bolstered by postmodern theory, the "spin" thesis is interesting, and descriptions of individual films are illuminating." - Choice