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Seeing is Believing: How Hollywood Taught Us to Stop Worrying and Love

Seeing is Believing: How Hollywood Taught Us to Stop Worrying and Love - Peter Biskind In spite of what you might be led to believe by the cover image and typography, this is not of a piece with Biskind's books on Hollywood on- and off-screen from the '70s to the '90s. Rather it deals with the politics and semiotics of American film in the 1950s, the time of McCarthyism and Reds under the bed. I've only seen one of the films deconstructed (and that 15 years ago) but this was an interesting read nonetheless. Just don't make the same mistake I did in assuming it would be another gossipy exposé.