We Are the Mutants The Battle for Hollywood from Rosemary's Baby to Lethal Weaponby Roberts, Kelly; Grasso, Michael; McKenna, Richard
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We Are the Mutants is a critical reassessment of what is arguably the most discussed and beloved stretch of movies in Hollywood history.
Documenting the period between the arrival of US combat troops in Vietnam and the end of President Ronald Reagan’s second term, it forgoes the usual and restrictive exemplars of “auteur cinema,” and instead focuses on an eclectic selection of films and genres — horror, documentary, disaster, vigilante action, neo-noir, post-apocalyptic sci-fi — to track this period's tumultuous transformation in American life, culture, and politics.
Covering everything from Rosemary’s Baby and Enter the Dragon to Escape from New York and Fatal Attraction, and from manufactured blockbusters and studio sleepers to forgotten Bs and cult classics, We Are the Mutants re-writes the history of modern American cinema, and in doing so, the history of America itself.
Michael Grasso is a senior editor at We Are the Mutants, a freelance writer, and a museum professional.
Richard McKenna is a senior editor at We Are the Mutants and a freelance writer and translator.
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