American Cinema of the 2010s: Themes and Variations (Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema) (Paperback)

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By Dennis Bingham (Editor), Dennis Bingham (Contributions by), Michele Schreiber (Contributions by), David Greven (Contributions by), Raymond Haberski Jr. (Contributions by), Alexandra Keller (Contributions by), Daniel Smith-Rowsey (Contributions by), Lisa Bode (Contributions by), Cynthia Baron (Contributions by), Julie Levinson (Contributions by), Mikal J. Gaines (Contributions by)
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The 2010s might be remembered as a time of increased polarization in American life. The decade contained both the Obama era and the Trump era, and as the nation’s political fissures widened, so did the gap between the haves and have-nots. Hollywood reflected these divisions, choosing to concentrate on big franchise blockbusters at the expense of mid-budget films, while new players like Netflix and Amazon offered fresh opportunities for low-budget and independent filmmakers. As the movie business changed, films ranging from American Sniper to Get Out found ways to speak to the concerns of a divided nation.
The newest installment in the Screen Decades series, American Cinema in the 2010s takes a close look at the memorable movies, visionary filmmakers, and behind-the-scenes drama that made this decade such an exciting time to be a moviegoer. Each chapter offers an in-depth examination of a specific year, covering a wide variety of films, from blockbuster superhero movies like Black Panther and animated films like Frozen to smaller-budget biopics like I, Tonya and horror films like Hereditary. This volume introduces readers to a decade in which established auteurs like Quentin Tarantino were joined by an exceptionally diverse set of new talents, taking American cinema in new directions. 

About the Author

DENNIS BINGHAM is a professor of English and the director of the film studies program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the author of several books including Whose Lives Are They Anyway?: The Biopic as Contemporary Film Genre.

Praise For…

"American Cinema of the 2010s offers a lively compendium of insights about the complicated relationship between Hollywood cinema and the cultural zeitgeist."
— Virginia Wexman
Product Details
ISBN: 9781978814820
ISBN-10: 1978814828
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: December 10th, 2021
Pages: 334
Language: English
Series: Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema