It's Only a Movie! Films and Critics in American Culture
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Once derided as senseless entertainment, movies have gradually assumed a place among the arts. Raymond Haberski's provocative and insightful book traces the trajectory of this evolution throughout the twentieth century, from nickelodeon amusements to the age of the financial blockbuster. Haberski begins by looking at the barriers to film's acceptance as an art form, including the Chicago Motion Picture Commission hearings of 1918-1920, one of the most revealing confrontations over the use of cen.
University Press of Kentucky, 9780813121932, 264pp.
Publication Date: May 11, 2001
About the Author
Raymond J. Haberski Jr. is assistant professor of history at Marian College in indianapolis.