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The Resource The death penalty in American cinema : criminality and retribution in Hollywood film, Yvonne Kozlovsky-Golan

The death penalty in American cinema : criminality and retribution in Hollywood film, Yvonne Kozlovsky-Golan

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The death penalty in American cinema : criminality and retribution in Hollywood film
Title
The death penalty in American cinema
Title remainder
criminality and retribution in Hollywood film
Statement of responsibility
Yvonne Kozlovsky-Golan
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Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Killing as punishment in the USA, whether ordained by lynch mob or the courts, reflects a paradox of the American nation: liberal, pluralistic, yet prone to lethal violence. This book examines the encounter between the legal history of the death penalty in America and its cinematic representations, through a comprehensive narrative and historical view of films dealing with this genre, from the silent era to the present. It addresses central issues of, for example, racial prejudice and attitudes towards the execution of women, and discusses how cinema has chosen to deal with them. It explores how such films as Michael Curtiz's 20,000 Years in Sing Sing, Errol Morris' documentary The Thin Blue Line, John Singleton's Rosewood and Frank Darabont's death-row movie The Green Mile, have helped to shape real historical developments and public perceptions by bringing into sharper relief the legal, social, and cultural tensions associated with capital punishment. In the process, it illuminates the complexities of the death penalty through US history
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CDX
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Kozlovsky-Golan, Yvonne
Dewey number
791.436556
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.J8
LC item number
K695 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cinema and society
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  • Capital punishment in motion pictures
  • Justice, Administration of, in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
Label
The death penalty in American cinema : criminality and retribution in Hollywood film, Yvonne Kozlovsky-Golan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Law, fiction and death -- The death penalty in the United States -- A cinemati window to problems concerning the death penalty -- Death becomes them: women on the gallows
Control code
876556996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781780763330
Isbn Type
(Cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876556996
Label
The death penalty in American cinema : criminality and retribution in Hollywood film, Yvonne Kozlovsky-Golan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Law, fiction and death -- The death penalty in the United States -- A cinemati window to problems concerning the death penalty -- Death becomes them: women on the gallows
Control code
876556996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781780763330
Isbn Type
(Cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876556996

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