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The Bad Sixties: Hollywood Memories of the Counterculture, Antiwar, and Black Power Movements

Kristen Hoerl

Abstract

Over the past four decades, a wide range of Hollywood films and television programs have referenced events and individuals associated with the 1960s counterculture, anti-war, and Black Power movements. This book analyses narrative patterns and recurring character types across a wide variety of fictionalized film and television portrayals of the late sixties to illustrate how Hollywood has consistently derided and trivialized the period’s protest movements. The Bad Sixties argues that Hollywood has promulgated selective amnesia by decontextualizing spectacular events that have come to define th ... More

Keywords: the bad sixties, public memory, film and television criticism, protest movements, selective amnesia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496817235
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817235.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristen Hoerl, author
University of Nebraska-Lincoln