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When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited

Jonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis


The “New Hollywood” that emerged in the late sixties is now widely recognized as an era of remarkable filmmaking, when directors enjoyed a unique autonomy to craft ambitious, introspective movies that evinced a cinematic world of hard choices, complex interpersonal relationships, compromised heroes, and uncertain outcomes. The New Hollywood Revisited brings together a remarkable collection of authors (some of whom wrote about the New Hollywood as it unfolded), to revisit this unique era in American cinema (circa 1967-1976). It was a decade in which a number of extraordinary factors – including ... More

Keywords: New Hollywood, Auteur Renaissance, Movie Brats, 70s Film, Molly Haskell, David Thomson, J Hoberman, Phillip Lopate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501736094
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501736094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Kirshner, editor
Boston College

Jon Lewis, editor
Oregon State University