By Benjamin Frymer, Tony Kashani, Anthony J. Nocella II, Rich Van Heertum (eds.)

This ebook offers an interdisciplinary and collaborative anthology that seeks to make a compelling and fascinating research of latest Hollywood movie texts (and the bigger and society to which they're dialectically similar) in gentle of Giroux's principles approximately public pedagogy. Foreword by means of Lawrence Grossberg.

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Global ambitions in another strategic area—this time Afghanistan, where in the 1980s the CIA gave massive aid to Mujahideen rebels fighting Soviet troops. ” In this saga, Wilson (Tom Hanks) works diligently and resourcefully to boost secret Mujahideen funding from $5 million to $500 million mostly by trading favors with key congressmen. (The actual funding was closer to $5 billion). Wilson is depicted as a cocaine-sniffing Houston socialite inspired by patriotic frenzy and obsession with rolling back the Soviet presence in Afghanistan.

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2 Hol ly wood a n d t h e Wor k i ng - C l a ss H e ro: D i a mon ds i n t h e M e a n St r e e ts of Bost on Richard Van Heertum Overview From its early days, Hollywood has had a complex relationship with the working class, both in the production of film and its depiction of their lives. Dwight MacDonald once said that for the movie industry, working-class life was like the dark side of the moon. Early silent films often dealt with working-class heroes, and this continued in the early days of its rise.

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