Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures that Dared to Protest Real World Issues by Robert L. Hilliard
Book Abstract (Amazon):
Hollywood Speaks Out explores that rare Hollywood feature that dared to tackle red-hot, social issues whilst American society was gripped by the convulsion and controversy they generated.
- Explores why Hollywood has always been risk-adverse, and how most feature films deal with controversial issues long after the controversy is past
- Organized around such important issues as poverty, racism, sexism, war, anti-Semitism, and homophobia
- Discusses the relevance and the impact of feature films from Modern Times to WALL-E
Book review via Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television