Self and society in the films of Robert Wise / Justin E. A. Busch

Author(s): Busch, Justin E. A
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Subjects: Wise, Robert, 1914-2005--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, c2010
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: vi, 271 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgment
Introduction: Style and Substance 1
Chapter One. Competence and Crisis 9
Chapter Two. Warnings 63
Chapter Three. The Social Contract Disintegrates: Born to Kill (1947) 122
Chapter Four. Manufacturing Optimism: Executive Suite (1954) 151
Chapter Five. Colonizing Death: The Sand Pebbles (1966) 177
Chapter Six. Triads of Hope: Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979) 203
Chapter Notes 249
Bibliography 267
Index 269
Notes: LCCN: 2010023050
ISBN: 9780786459155 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786459158 (softcover : alk. paper)
Summary: "This book uncovers the elements linking the director's diverse cinematic subjects and examines in detail the manifold ways in which Wise explored the tensions between individuals and their societies. His films are seen from a new and more complex perspective, one which will heighten the viewer's appreciation for the range and depth of Wise's overall body of work"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction: style and substance -- Competence and crisis -- Warnings -- The social contract disintegrates: Born to kill (1947) -- Manufacturing optimism: Executive suite (1954) -- Colonizing death: The sand pebbles (1966) -- Triads of hope: Star trek: the motion picture (1979)
OCLC Number: 607613313
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786459155
0786459158