Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

By: Steve Neale (editor), Murray Smith (editor)Paperback

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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.


Hollywood historiography theses on the philosophy of Hollywood history, Murray Smith; "Nobody Knows Everything" - post-classical historiographies and consolidated entertainment, Richard Maltby; economics, industry, and institutions Hollywood corporate business practice and periodizing contemporary film history, Douglas Gomery; "A Major Presence in All of the World Markets" - the globalization of Hollywood in the 1990s, Tino Balio; the formation of the "Major Independent" - Miramax, New Line, and the New Hollywood, Justin Wyatt; to the rear of the back end - the economics of independent cinema, James Shamus; aesthetics and technology from "Bwana Devil" to "Batman Forever" - technology in contemporary Hollywood cinema, Mike Allan; widescreen composition in the age of television, Steve Neale; the classical score forever? - "Batman", "Batman Forever" and Post-classical film music, Kevin Donnelly; a cry in the dark - the role of post-classical film sound, Gianluca Sergi; a close encounter with "Raiders of the Lost Ark" - notes on narrative aspects of the new Hollywood blockbuster, Warren Buckland; questioning the classical - narrative and narration in the classical Hollywood cinema, Elizabeth Cowie; spectacularity and engulfment - Francis Ford Coppola and "Bram Stoker's Dracula", Thomas Elsaesser; audience, address, and ideology Hollywood and independent black cinema, Tommy L. Lott; no fixed address - the women's picture from "Outrage" to "Blue Steel", Pam Cook; new Hollywood's new women - "Murder in mind" - Sarah and Margie, Hilary Radner; censorship and narrative indeterminacy in Basic Instinct - "You won't Learn Anything From Me I Don't Want You To Know", Steven Cohen; rich and strange - the yuppie horror film, Barry Keith Grant; would you take your child to see this film? - the cultural and social work of the family-adventure movie, Peter Kramer.

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  • ISBN13: 9780415170109
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780415170109
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0415170109

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