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Dear Screen-L:


The University of California Press  is pleased to announce the publication of:

The Fifties: Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959

<B>Peter Lev </B>is Professor of Electronic Media and Film at Towson 
University and author of _American Films of the 70s: Conflicting 
Visions. _

http://go.ucpress.edu/Lev


Completing the landmark, award-winning, ten-volume series on the 
first century of American film, _The Fifties_ covers a particularly 
tumultuous period. Peter Lev explores the divorce of movie studios 
from their theater chains; the panic of the blacklist era; the 
explosive emergence of science fiction as the dominant genre (_The 
Thing, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Forbidden Planet, War of the 
Worlds_); the rise of television and Hollywood's response to the new 
medium, as seen in widescreen spectacles (_The Robe, The Ten 
Commandments, Ben-Hur) and mature Westerns (High Noon, Shane, The 
Searchers_). The richly detailed text elucidates a number of emerging 
trends as Hollywood, with its familiar stars and genres, reached out 
as an industry to the newly acknowledged "teenage" generation with 
rock and roll films, and movies as diverse as _Rebel Without a Cause 
and Gidget._

Full information about the bookis available online: http://go.ucpress.edu/Lev


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