Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan

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6.3 X 1.5 X 9.1 inches | 1.3 pounds
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About the Author
J. Hoberman's books include The Dream Life: Movies, Media, and the Mythology of the Sixties; An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War; and Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan (all from The New Press). He has written for Artforum, the London Review of Books, The Nation, and the New York Review of Books. For over thirty years, he was a film critic for the Village Voice. He lives in New York.
Praise for Make My Day
"Singular, stylish and slightly intoxicating in its scope."
--David Fear, Rolling Stone

"Unfurls as a richly narrated timeline in which the passage of months and years is marked by the inception, arrival, and aftermath of totemic 'Movie Events.'"
--Brooklyn Rail

"The appeal of a book like Make My Day lies . . . in the opportunities it affords an able, committed critic like Hoberman to dig into a variety of individual titles. . . . There are bits here that you'll want to read again even before you've finished them."
--Cinema Scope Magazine "Rigorous, scholarly . . . for readers seeking an insightful, academic meditation on the relationship between media and sociopolitical issues."
--Library Journal
"Intelligent, insightful. . . . a convincing case for the benefits of engaging critically with seemingly trivial popcorn movies."
--Publishers Weekly "A passionately argued jeremiad about an era and its lingering effects on politics and culture."
--Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Dream Life
"One of the most vital cultural histories I've ever read. Hoberman's deceptively easygoing yet deliriously compacted prose threads history through movie lore through McLuhanesque media criticism. . . . An extraordinary publishing event."
--David Edelstein, Slate

Praise for J. Hoberman:
"Nobody in America writes as well about culture and film as J. Hoberman."
--Peter Biskind