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The New Hollywood: From Bonnie and Clyde to Star Wars
by Peter Krämer
On December 8, 1967 "Time" magazine put "Bonnie and Clyde" on its cover and announced, "The New Cinema: Violence ... Sex ... Art." The following decade has long been celebrated as a golden age in American film history. In this innovative study, Peter Kr?mer offers a systematic discussion of the biggest hits of the period (including "The Graduate" , "The Exorcist" [19 ...more
Paperback, 129 pages
Published March 17th 2006 by Wallflower Press
(first published December 15th 2005)
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I had to read this book for my film class, and I must say it really taught me a lot. I have always been interested in film and Peter Kramer has done extensive research on three different eras of the movie generation. He has great insight into the culture surrounding film production and the movies themselves. The one thing I didn't like was the fact that Kramer relies too heavily on statistics and the works of others so the reading can get kind of overloaded with numbers, figures, and credits.