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Title:
A history of American movies : a film-by-film look at the art, craft, and business of cinema
Author:
Monaco, Paul.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xvii, 349 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
The book focuses on 170 of the most highly regarded and recognized feature films selected by the Hollywood establishment: each Oscar winner for Best Picture, as well as those voted the greatest by members of the American Film Institute. By focusing on a select group of films that represent the epitome of these collaborations, Monaco provides an essential history of one of the modern world's most complex and successful cultural institutions: Hollywood. --from publisher description
Language:
English
Contents:
Classic Hollywood, 1927-1948. Establishing Hollywood -- Early synchronous sound -- Classic Hollywood takes form -- Banner years -- Red, white, blue, and noir -- Postwar triumphs and reversals -- Hollywood in transition 1949-1974. Postwar unravelings -- Declining audiences and initial responses -- Hollywood on the ropes -- Indications of revival -- Conglomerate control, movie brats, and creativity -- New Hollywood, 1975-2009. Origins of Hollywood divided -- Mixed styles, mixed messages -- Hollywood in the 1980s -- New Hollywood enters the digital age -- Hollywood enters the twenty-first century.
ISBN:
9780810874336

9780810874343
Format :
Book