Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values

By Michael Medved
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13.28 Hours 12/01/1998 unabridged
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Why does our popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values that Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride patriotism? In this explosive book, one of the nation’s best known film critics examines how Hollywood has broken faith with its public, creating movies, television, and popular music that exacerbate every serious social problem we face, from teenage pregnancies to violence in the streets. In hard-hitting chapters on “The Attack on Religion,” “The Addiction to Violence,” “Promoting Promiscuity,” “The Infatuation with Foul Language,” and other subjects, Medved outlines the underlying themes that turn up again and again in our popular culture.

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Why does our popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values that Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride patriotism? In this explosive book, one of the nation’s best known film critics examines how Hollywood has broken faith with its public, creating movies, television, and popular music that exacerbate every serious social problem we face, from teenage pregnancies to violence in the streets.

In hard-hitting chapters on “The Attack on Religion,” “The Addiction to Violence,” “Promoting Promiscuity,” “The Infatuation with Foul Language,” and other subjects, Medved outlines the underlying themes that turn up again and again in our popular culture.

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Author Bio: Michael Medved

Michael Medved, author and film critic, co-hosted PBS’ Sneak Previews for twelve years and was film critic for the New York Post for five years. He wrote Hospital, The Shadow Presidents, and, with co-writer with David Wallechinsky, What Really Happened to the Class of ‘65? An honors graduate of Yale, he also attended Yale Law School. He lives in Seattle with his wife and children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 13.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English