By J. Hoberman
Publish yr note: First released December twenty eighth 2010
An military of Phantoms is an incredible new paintings of heritage and movie feedback from the very popular critic J. Hoberman. right here he applies an identical dynamic synergy of yankee politics and American pop culture to the chilly War’s first decade that he delivered to the Nineteen Sixties within the significantly acclaimed The Dream Life.
The years among 1946 and 1956 introduced U.S. dominance over Europe and a brand new battle in Asia, in addition to the beginning of the civil rights circulation and the stirrings of a brand new adolescence tradition. The interval observed the motion picture purged of its political left whereas the increase of ideological motion hero John Wayne got here to dominate theaters. interpreting videos and media occasions, Hoberman has equipped a competition of cavalry Westerns, apocalyptic sci-fi flicks, and biblical spectaculars in which Cecil B. DeMille rubs shoulders with Douglas MacArthur, atomic assessments are proven on reside television, God talks at the radio, and Joe McCarthy is bracketed with Marilyn Monroe. here's a heritage of movie that also is, to paraphrase Jean-Luc Godard, in regards to the movie of history.
Essential interpreting for movie and historical past buffs, An military of Phantoms recasts a very important period within the mild of the silver reveal.
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