Seeing is Believing: or, How Hollywood Taught Me to Stop Worrying and Love the 50s by Peter Biskind
Seeing is Believing is a provocative, shrewd and witty look at the Hollywood fifties movies we all love - or love to hate - and the thousand subtle ways they reflect the political tensions of the decade.
Peter Biskind concentrates on the films everybody saw but nobody really looked at, classics such as Giant, Rebel Without a Cause and Invasion of the Body Snatchers and shows us how movies that appear politically innocent in fact bear an ideological burden.
As we see organisation men and rugged individualists, housewives, and career women, cops and docs, teen angels and teenage werewolves fight it out across the screen, from suburbia to the farthest reaches of the cosmos, we understand that we have been watching one long dispute about how to be a man, a woman, an American - the conflicts of the time in action.
Format: Paperback | 382 pages
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 2.3 | 256g
Publication Date: 03 Sep 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
Illustrations note: b&w illustrations
A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Some damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks and a fair amount of creasing, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. Still a very clean, solid, and readable copy.