Acting for America: Movie Stars of the 1980s (Star Decades: by Robert Eberwein,Aaron Baker,Rebecca Bell-Metereau,William

By Robert Eberwein,Aaron Baker,Rebecca Bell-Metereau,William Brown,Michael DeAngelis,Krin Gabbard,Chris Holmlund,Adam Knee,Christina Lane,Linda Mizejewski,James Morrison,Jerry Mosher

A fascinating solid of Eighties energy and talent--John sweet, Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro, Clint Eastwood, Sally box, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Lange, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sissy Spacek, Sylvester Stallone, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Willis, and the "Brat Pack"—stars within the drama of this decade. Acting for America specializes in the best way those movie icons have engaged in and outlined a few significant problems with cultural and social trouble to the US in the course of the 1980s.

Scholars making use of quite a few important techniques discover how those motion picture stars' motion pictures converse to an elevated viewers know-how of advances in feminism, new principles approximately masculinity, and the advanced political surroundings within the Age of Reagan. The essays display the diversity of those stars' contributions to such conversations in a number of movies, together with blockbusters and significant genres.

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