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The newly reunified usa skilled a tenuous peace following the yank Civil battle. It was once a interval characterised by means of nice technological advances, but in addition via elevated political, monetary, and social polarization. This penetrating examine American heritage among the Civil struggle and twentieth century contains firsthand debts that show the present ideologies of the time and make clear major humans and occasions.

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Nichols was among the second generation of American directors that were considered auteur filmmakers—“authors” of their films (see: Auteur Theory). Imported to America by film scholar and critic Andrew Sarris (see: Sarris, Andrew), auteur theory had been labeled La politique des auteurs in the 1950s by French film critics Andre´ Bazin, Erich Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, and Franc¸ois Truffaut—the last four also directors—in the avant garde film journal Cahiers du cine´ma. It was adopted in the United States during the early 1960s.

Perhaps she was a more general representation of the misogyny particularly rampant in the culture and its films after the war, or a dialectic response to this misogyny in the figure of women who would free themselves from the restraints of the domesticity portrayed as normal in so many films. (Kolker, 2000) While noirs offered viewers little in the way of fear reducing redemption—by picture’s end both the fatal female and the wayward male were usually dead—the postwar combat pictures that were released during the 1940s and ’50s seemed wholly redemptive.

Some stars, who were making more in a single week than most working people made in an entire year, lived lives of conspicuous consumption, spending untold sums on houses, cars, and elaborate, often drug-fueled parties—and fans longed to know what that was like, even if only vicariously. Realizing that there was money to be made, mainstream newspapers began to run stories about the decadent lifestyles of Hollywood celebrities, which film fans could hardly wait to read and share with each other. Although much of what was reported in the stories about movie stars was fabricated, a distressing amount was true.

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