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American Cinema of the 1970s: Themes and Variations

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The 1970s was a decade of social upheaval that challenged the foundations of American culture: the killing of students at Kent State and Jackson State universities, the riots at Attica state prison, the Munich Olympic tragedy, Watergate, the Supreme Court's decision to legalize abortion, the end of American involvement in Vietnam, the signing of the Camp David Peace Accords, the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, and the taking of American hostages in Iran. The director-driven movies of the 1970s reflected this turmoil, ...

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American Cinema of the 1970s: Themes and Variations
2007, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813540238

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