New Hollywood Cinema

An Introduction

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Author: Geoff King

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860647505

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 296

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This title looks at Hollywood from the Renaissance of the 1960s to the current dominance of the corporate blockbuster. It discusses diverse films, focusing on the interactions between different levels - including the impact on Hollywood of television and advertising.

Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

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Author: STEVE NEALE,Murray Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135108838

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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A comprehensive overview of the film industry in Hollywood today, Contemporary Hollywood Cinema brings together leading international cinema scholars to explore the technology, institutions, film makers and movies of contemporary American film making.

The Classical Hollywood Cinema

Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960

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Author: David Bordwell,Janet Staiger,Kristin Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134988095

Category: Social Science

Page: 658

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'A dense, challenging and important book.' Philip French Observer 'At the very least, this blockbuster is probably the best single volume history of Hollywood we're likely to get for a very long time.' Paul Kerr City Limits 'Persuasively argued, the book is also packed with facts, figures and photographs.' Nigel Andrews Financial Times Acclaimed for their breakthrough approach, Bordwell, Staiger and Thompson analyze the basic conditions of American film-making as a historical institution and consider to what extent Hollywood film production constitutes a systematic enterprise, in both its style and its business operations. Despite differences of director, genre or studio, most Hollywood films operate within a set of shared assumptions about how a film should look and sound. Such assumptions are neither natural nor inevitable; but because classical-style films have been the type most widely seen, they have come to be accepted as the 'norm' of film-making and viewing. The authors show how these classical conventions were formulated and standardized, and how they responded to the arrival of sound, colour, widescreen ratios and stereophonic sound. They argue that each new technological development has served a function within an existing narrational system. The authors also examine how the Hollywood cinema standardized the film-making process itself. They describe how, over the course of its history, Hollywood developed distinct modes of production in a constant search for maximum efficiency, predictability and novelty. Set apart by its combination of theoretical analysis and empirical evidence, this book is the standard work on the classical Hollywood cinema style of film-making from the silent era to the 1960s. Now available in paperback, it is a 'must' for film students, lecturers and all those seriously interested in the development of the film industry.

A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1980

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Author: Robert Beverley Ray

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691101743

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 411

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An analysis of the ideologies and artistic conventions of American movies includes examinations of films such as Casablanca, Taxi Driver, and The Godfather

Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema

Resonance Between Realms

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Author: James R. Walters

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841502022

Category: Drama

Page: 232

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The use of alternate realities in cinema has been brought to heights by films "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Donnie Darko". This book analyzes these imaginary realms, tracing their construction and development across periods, genres, and history.

Hollywood Cinema

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Author: Richard Maltby

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631157328

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 520

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This comprehensive introduction to Hollywood cinema provides students with a fascinating account of the world's most powerful film industry and its cultural and aesthetic significance. Taking a broad-ranging approach, it explores and interprets Hollywood cinema, in history and in the present, in theory and in practice. Examining films as diverse as Rudolph Valentino's The Son of the Sheik and Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall, this indispensable text provides: an account of the production of movies under the studio system and after, up to the present. an explanation of how the film industry works, including distribution and exhibition. an exploration of Hollywood's place in American culture and in international mass culture. an analysis of the formal properties of Hollywood movies (including space, time, performance and narrative). a chronology of Hollywood cinema.

Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

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Author: Michael Richardson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441147314

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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In Otherness in Hollywood Cinema, Michael Richardson argues that the Hollywood system has been the only national cinema with the resources and inclination to explore images of others through stories set in exotic and faraway places. He traces many of the ways in which Hollywood has constructed otherness, and discusses the extent to which those images have persisted and conditioned today's understanding. Hollywood was from the beginning teeming with people who had experienced cultural displacement. Coaxing the finest talents from around the world and needing to produce films with an almost universal appeal, Hollywood confounded American insularity while simultaneously presenting a vision of 'America' to the world. The book examines a range of genres from the perspective of otherness, including the Western, film noir, and zombie movies. Films discussed include Birth of a Nation, The New World, The Searchers, King Kong, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, Jaws, and Dead Man. Erudite and highly informed, this is a sweeping survey of how the American film industry has portrayed the foreign and the exotic.

The Trouble with Men

Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema

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Author: Phil Powrie,Ann Davies,Bruce Babington

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764083

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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A collection of original essays focusing on masculinity and film, particularly the representation of European masculinity. Spilt into four sections -- stars, class and race, fathers and bodies -- areas covered include the Carmen films, Yiddish cinema, romantic comedy and beur cinema.

Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

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Author: J. Gwynne,N. Muller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113730684X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

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By analyzing the negotiation of femininities and masculinities within contemporary Hollywood cinema, Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema presents diverse interrogations of popular cinema and illustrates the need for a renewed scholarly focus on contemporary film production.

Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles

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Author: Mark Shiel

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861899408

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Hollywood cinema and Los Angeles cannot be understood apart. Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles traces the interaction of the real city, its movie business, and filmed image, focusing on the crucial period from the construction of the first studios in the 1910s to the decline of the studio system fifty years later. As Los Angeles gradually became one of the ten largest cities in the world, the film industry made key contributions to its rapid growth and frequent crises in economic, social, political and cultural life. Whether filmmakers engaged with the real city on location or recreated it on a studio set, Los Angeles shaped the films that were made there and circulated influentially worldwide. The book pays particular attention to early cinema, slapstick comedy, movies about the movies and film noir, which are each explored in new ways, with an emphasis on urban and architectural space and its representation, as well as filmmaking style and technique. Including many previously unpublished photographs and new historical evidence, Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles gives us a never-before-seen view of the City of Angels.