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1st Edition

Edited by Thomas Schatz


1,680 pages

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Hardback: 9780415281317
pub: 2003-12-18

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'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

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

This extensive series from Routledge Major Works draws upon a broad range of academic interest within the diverse field of Media and Cultural Studies. The series explores key areas of research, such as Advertising and Radio and shines a spotlight on the study of Cinema, with collections analyzing the cinema of various geographic areas, including French Cinema and Chinese Cinema.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies