West of Eden: A Silent Generation Warning to California Against the Dangers of the Counterculture in Clint Eastwood's Play Misty for Me
Pittman, Amarien Duncan
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.A.) -- Cinema Studies
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Cinema Studies
Includes bibliographical references (p.38-40).
This thesis examines Clint Eastwood’s Play Misty for Me (1971), and argues that the film is a Silent Generation warning against the dangers of the counterculture invasion of California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Through a critical lens of generational theory, and the contextualization of Eastwood’s directorial debut within the New Hollywood cinema, this thesis also explores the film’s significance as a simultaneous perpetuation and deconstruction of the notion of “California,” as reflected in American popular culture.
CHAIR: Cox-Stanton, Tracy
PDF : 40 p. : ill
Copyright is retained by the authors or artists of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.