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By Robert Eberwein,Aaron Baker,Rebecca Bell-Metereau,William Brown,Michael DeAngelis,Krin Gabbard,Chris Holmlund,Adam Knee,Christina Lane,Linda Mizejewski,James Morrison,Jerry Mosher

A attractive solid of Nineteen Eighties strength and talent--John sweet, Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro, Clint Eastwood, Sally box, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Lange, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sissy Spacek, Sylvester Stallone, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Willis, and the "Brat Pack"—stars within the drama of this decade. Acting for America specializes in the way in which those movie icons have engaged in and outlined a few significant problems with cultural and social quandary to the USA throughout the 1980s.

Scholars utilising numerous priceless techniques discover how those motion picture stars' movies converse to an elevated viewers know-how of advances in feminism, new rules approximately masculinity, and the complicated political surroundings within the Age of Reagan. The essays exhibit the variety of those stars' contributions to such conversations in various motion pictures, together with blockbusters and significant genres.

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