Explores the political and cultural significance of most major American films made since 1945 and the ways in which films help to convey some of the central commitments of American society.
A decade-by-decade survey of the critically or popularly acclaimed films since the end of World War II, considering their social and culture significance, and the formal elements that have shaped the art. Only five illustrations. The first edition was published in 1984. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)