1st Edition


Edited By

Thomas Schatz

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ISBN 9780415281317
Published December 29, 2003 by Routledge
1680 Pages

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Book Description

'Hollywood' as a concept applies variously to a particular film style, a factory-based mode of film production, a cartel of powerful media institutions and a national (and increasingly global) 'way of seeing'. It is a complex social, cultural and industrial phenomenon and is arguably the single most important site of cultural production over the past century.
This collection brings together journal articles, published essays, book chapters and excerpts which explore Hollywood as a social, economic, industrial, aesthetic and political force, and as a complex historical entity.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Historical Dimensions: The Development of the American Film Industry
Early American Cinema and the Emergence of Hollywood
The Classical Hollywood Era
Postwar Transformation: Hollywood in the Age of Television The New Hollywood

Volume II: Formal-Aesthetic Dimensions: Authorship, Genre, and Stardom
Authorship and Genre
The Star System and Star Studies
Case Study in Film Authorship: Alfred Hitchcock

Volume III: Social Dimensions: Technology, Regulation, and Audience
Hollywood Responds to (New) Motion Picture Technologies Regulating Movie Content
Hollywood and Washington
Movie Audiences

Volume IV: Cultural Dimensions: Ideology, Identity, and Culture Industry Studies
Film and Ideology
Representation(s) of Gender and Sexuality
Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Identity
Movie Marketing in the New Hollywood

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