Reflections of Reagan in Hollywood (Susan Jeffords)

  • 1993 ----- color ----- 27 min ----- vhs///
  • (Upon Reflection series) Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Susan Jeffords, Director of Women Studies and Associate Professor of English, University of Washington, and author of Hard Bodies: Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era. Professor Jeffords shows how attitudes and qualities presented by White House image makers are reflected in commercial films from Hollywood. She focuses on the Reagan years and the persona of Rambo--so long as justice is served, laws can be broken. She explores the change from the Reagan to the Bush years and the emergence of the "family man" films and a shift toward domestic issues.
  • Topics: (Communications, Motion Pictures: History, Sociology, United States)