Soured on the System: Disaffected Men in 20th Century American Film

Title

Soured on the System: Disaffected Men in 20th Century American Film

Files

Streaming Media

Description

In this study of film in the post-WWII United States, Schultz explores representations of middle class men's discontent and disaffection in relation to white-collar work and the culture of consumption. In each chapter, he situates the analysis of selected films within the social and economic contexts of their era. The films discussed are It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1955), Force of Evil (1948), Johnny Guitar (1954), The Graduate (1967), Easy Rider (1969), Joe (1970), Dirty Harry (1961), American Beauty (1999), Office Space (1999), and Fight Club (1999).

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ISBN

9780786469918

Publication Date

Summer 7-3-2012

Publisher

McFarland & Company, Inc.

City

Jefferson, N.C.

Keywords

United States, society, men, motion pictures

Disciplines

American Film Studies | Gender and Sexuality | United States History | Work, Economy and Organizations