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American cinema of the 1950s

American cinema of the 1950s

themes and variations

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Published by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Motion pictures -- United States -- History,
    • Motion pictures -- United States -- Plots, themes, etc

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited by Murray Pomerance.
      SeriesScreen decades
      ContributionsPomerance, Murray, 1946-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN1993.5.U6 A8575 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3392884M
      ISBN 109780813536729, 9780813536736
      LC Control Number2005002574


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