By Professor Timothy Corrigan, Anna Everett, Professor Sharon Willis, Professor Thomas Schatz, Linda Ruth Williams, Professor Dina Smith, Professor Bob Rehak, Professor Nora Alter, Professor Nigel Morris, Professor Karen Beckman, Dana Polan
The last decade from 2000 to 2009 is framed, at one finish, through the stressful disaster of the September 11 assaults at the international exchange middle and, on the different, through the election of the 1st African American president of the U.S.. In among, the us and the area witnessed the speedy enlargement of latest media and the web, such common failures as typhoon Katrina, political uprisings all over the world, and an enormous meltdown of global economies.Amid those crises and revolutions, American movies answered in a number of methods, occasionally without delay reflecting those turbulent instances, and occasionally ultimately couching background in conventional genres and tales. In American Cinema of the 2000s, essays from ten most sensible movie students research such well known sequence because the groundbreaking Matrix motion pictures and the gripping adventures of former CIA covert operative Jason Bourne; new, offbeat movies like Juno; and the resurgence of documentaries like Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. every one essay demonstrates the complicated ways that American tradition and American cinema are certain jointly in refined and hard methods.
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American Cinema of the 2000s: Themes and Variations by Professor Timothy Corrigan, Anna Everett, Professor Sharon Willis, Professor Thomas Schatz, Linda Ruth Williams, Professor Dina Smith, Professor Bob Rehak, Professor Nora Alter, Professor Nigel Morris, Professor Karen Beckman, Dana Polan