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Description - Hollywood Knights by Susan Aronstein

Hollywood Knights examines Hollywood Arthuriana as political nostalgia offered to American viewers during times of cultural crisis: the red scare of the 1950s, the breakdown of traditional authority in the 1960s and 1970s, the turn to the right in the 1980s and the redemption of masculine and national authority in the 1990s. Its analysis of these films explores their proposal of an ideal past - an Americanized Camelot and a democratized chivalry - as the solution to the problems of a troubled present, a solution that will ensure prosperity in the homeland and a globally beneficial American authority abroad.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403966490
ISBN-10: 1403966494
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Susan Aronstein

Susan Aronstein is Professor of English at the University of Wyoming, USA.

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