By Douglas Kellner, Stephen Prince
Throughout the Nineteen Eighties, American cinema underwent huge, immense alterations. Blockbusters like Raiders of the misplaced Ark, E.T., and The Empire moves again grabbed large sales for the studios. even as, the expansion of domestic video resulted in new and inventive possibilities for autonomous movie construction, leading to some of the decade's most sensible motion pictures. either huge- and small-scale filmmakers replied to the social, political, and cultural stipulations of the time. The two-term presidency of Ronald Reagan spawned a brand new chilly battle with the Soviet Union, which Hollywood movie either embraced and critiqued. additionally in this time, Hollywood introduced a long-awaited cycle of movies concerning the Vietnam struggle, exploring its impression either at domestic and overseas. yet technology fiction remained the era's hottest style, starting from upbeat fantasies to darkish, dystopic visions. Bringing jointly unique essays by way of ten revered students within the box, American Cinema of the Nineteen Eighties examines the movies that marked the last decade, together with usual humans, physique warmth, Blade Runner, Zelig, Platoon, best Gun, extraterrestrial beings, Blue Velvet, Robocop, deadly charm, Die demanding, Batman, and intercourse, lies & videotape .
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