By Peter Lev
From Library Journal
Lev (mass verbal exchange, Towson Univ.) examines how American cinema within the Seventies portrayed society's growth towards range and egalitarianism. concentrating on topics and genres instead of the auteur process, Lev teams the 39 movies mentioned in chapters that come with "Hippie Generation" (Five effortless items, Alice's Restaurant), and "Whose Future?" (Star Wars, Alien). His educational, nearly literary explication and interpretation works specifically good with extra cerebral motion pictures, equivalent to Apocalypse Now, yet is much less profitable with motion movies and "Blaxploitation to African American" movies. there are various strong insights, together with the statement that a lot of the philosophy and ideology of the Sixties counterculture was once not likely portrayed in motion pictures till the very finish of the last decade (in movies like effortless Rider) after which relatively flourished within the motion pictures of the Seventies. Lev additionally explores the impression of the expanding significance of promoting and the altering venues for movies (cable, movies, pay-per-view). Marc Sigoloff's the flicks of the Seventies (LJ 7/84), an in depth filmography of the interval, is an efficient complementary reference resource for Lev's essays. steered for tutorial and picture libraries.DRichard W. Grefrath, Univ. of Nevada Lib., Reno
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