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The invisible hand in popular culture : liberty vs. authority in American film and TV / Paul A. Cantor.

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Author/Creator:
Cantor, Paul A. (Paul Arthur), 1945-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xxvi, 461 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Title Variation:
Liberty versus authority in American film and TV
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction: Popular culture and spontaneous order, or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the tube
  • The western and western drama : John Ford's The searchers and The Oresteia
  • The original frontier : Gene Roddenberry's apprenticeship for Star Trek in Have gun, will travel
  • Order out of the mud : Deadwood and the state of nature
  • Mars attacks! : Tim Burton and the ideology of the flying saucer movie
  • Flying solo : The aviator and entrepreneurial vision
  • Cartman shrugged : the invisible gnomes and the invisible hand in South Park
  • The fall of the House of Ulmer : Europe versus America in the gothic vision of The black cat
  • America as wasteland in Detour : film noir and The Frankfurt school
  • The truth is still out there : the X-files and 9/11
  • Un-American Gothic : the alien invasion narrative and global modernity.
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ISBN:
9780813140827
081314082X
9780813140834
0813140838
9780813140841
0813140846

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