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‘Transactions with the World’ by Adam O’Brien now Available

2016 February 27
by Shared by Steve Rust

Adam O’Brien’s new book Transactions with the World: Ecocriticism and the Environmental Sensibility of the New Hollywood is now in print. The publisher is offering a 50% discount for the first 30 days (Code OBR001 can be used when an order is placed via the book webpage. Simply enter code at checkout.)

Here’s a reminder of the book’s contents:

In their bold experimentation and bracing engagement with culture and politics, the “New Hollywood” films of the late 1960s and early 1970s are justly celebrated contributions to American cinematic history. Relatively unexplored, however, has been the profound environmental sensibility that characterized movies such as The Wild BunchChinatown, and Nashville. This brisk and engaging study explores how many hallmarks of New Hollywood filmmaking, such as the increased reliance on location shooting and the rejection of American self-mythologizing, made the era such a vividly “grounded” cinematic moment. Synthesizing a range of narrative, aesthetic, and ecocritical theories, it offers a genuinely fresh perspective on one of the most studied periods in film history.

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