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The Films of the Nineties

The Decade of Spin

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. William J. Palmer
    Pages 1-17
  3. William J. Palmer
    Pages 19-37
  4. William J. Palmer
    Pages 39-64
  5. William J. Palmer
    Pages 65-77
  6. William J. Palmer
    Pages 79-128
  7. William J. Palmer
    Pages 129-164
  8. William J. Palmer
    Pages 165-205
  9. William J. Palmer
    Pages 207-218
  10. William J. Palmer
    Pages 219-226
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 227-254

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

America concept history history of literature Hollywood politics

About the authors

WILLIAM J. PALMER is Professor of Literature and Film in the English Department at Perdue University, USA.

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Reviews

"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