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Fade to gray : aging in American cinema, Timothy Shary and Nancy McVittie

Label
Fade to gray : aging in American cinema
Title
Fade to gray
Title remainder
aging in American cinema
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Shary and Nancy McVittie
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Americans are living longer and reinventing both work and retirement, but Hollywood movies barely hint at this reality of contemporary society. In many popular films, older characters fade into irrelevance, inactivity, or absurdity, or else they stay in the background as wise elders while younger characters provide the action. Most American films do not attempt to portray the rich variety of experiences or the sensitive aging issues that people confront in the years beyond fifty. Fade to Gray offers one of the first extended studies of the portrayal of older people in American cinema from the silent era to the present. Writing in an accessible style for both general audiences and scholars, Timothy Shary and Nancy McVittie examine social attitudes toward aging through an analysis of hundreds of individual films, including such classics as You Can't Take It With You (1938), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Grumpy Old Men (1993), and Nebraska (2013). They show how representations of the aging process and depictions of older people embracing or enduring the various experiences of longer lives have evolved over the past century, as well as how film industry practices have both reflected and influenced perceptions of aging in American society. Exposing the social and political motivations for negative cinematic portrayals of the elderly, Fade to Gray also gives visibility to films that provide opportunities for better understanding and appreciation of the aged and the aging process."--Back cover
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shary, Timothy
Dewey number
791.43/654
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A433
LC item number
S53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McVittie, Nancy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Aging in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Aging in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
  • Alter
Label
Fade to gray : aging in American cinema, Timothy Shary and Nancy McVittie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The sensational specter of aging :
  • An audience lost
  • The formation of "adult films"
  • Competing for the adult market
  • Gender and generation in melodrama
  • The horrific and the hilarious :
  • The horror of aging
  • Elder exploitation in youth films
  • Elder kitsch at its limits
  • The emergence of the elder odyssey :
  • Introduction :
  • The road to a subgenre of penultimate quests
  • The elder odyssey in expansion
  • Investigating and evading
  • The road from here
  • The repression and release of old romance :
  • The May-December romance as a genre device
  • Calmly increasing honesty
  • Elder romance matures
  • The life left in love
  • Deceptions and delusions of elder death :
  • The study of aging in cinema
  • Early elder death
  • Death gets darker
  • Elder legacies
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A.
  • Filmography of significant elder roles in American cinema
  • Appendix B.
  • Subject lists of elder films
  • Filmography and terminology
  • Generational conflict in prewar Hollywood film :
  • Elder depictions in early cinema and the silent era
  • The neediest among us
  • Solid pillars in unstable times
  • Elders in the nuclear era
Control code
ocn934628122
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780292717794
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016000151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026297657
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781477310632
  • (OCoLC)934628122
Label
Fade to gray : aging in American cinema, Timothy Shary and Nancy McVittie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The sensational specter of aging :
  • An audience lost
  • The formation of "adult films"
  • Competing for the adult market
  • Gender and generation in melodrama
  • The horrific and the hilarious :
  • The horror of aging
  • Elder exploitation in youth films
  • Elder kitsch at its limits
  • The emergence of the elder odyssey :
  • Introduction :
  • The road to a subgenre of penultimate quests
  • The elder odyssey in expansion
  • Investigating and evading
  • The road from here
  • The repression and release of old romance :
  • The May-December romance as a genre device
  • Calmly increasing honesty
  • Elder romance matures
  • The life left in love
  • Deceptions and delusions of elder death :
  • The study of aging in cinema
  • Early elder death
  • Death gets darker
  • Elder legacies
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A.
  • Filmography of significant elder roles in American cinema
  • Appendix B.
  • Subject lists of elder films
  • Filmography and terminology
  • Generational conflict in prewar Hollywood film :
  • Elder depictions in early cinema and the silent era
  • The neediest among us
  • Solid pillars in unstable times
  • Elders in the nuclear era
Control code
ocn934628122
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780292717794
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016000151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026297657
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781477310632
  • (OCoLC)934628122

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