Post-classical Hollywood : film industry, style and ideology since 1945  pbk.

Barry Langford

At the end of World War II, Hollywood basked in unprecedented prosperity. Since then, numerous challenges and crises have changed the American film industry in ways beyond imagination in 1945. Nonetheless, at the start of a new century Hollywood's worldwide dominance is intact - indeed, in today's global economy the products of the American entertainment industry (of which movies are now only one part) are more ubiquitous than ever. How does today's 'Hollywood' - absorbed into transnational media conglomerates like NewsCorp., Sony, and Viacom - differ from the legendary studios of Hollywood's Golden Age? What are the dominant frameworks and conventions, the historical contexts and the governing attitudes through which films are made, marketed and consumed today? How have these changed across the last seven decades? And how have these evolving contexts helped shape the form, the style and the content of Hollywood movies, from Singin' in the Rain to Pirates of the Caribbean? Barry Langford explains and interrogates the concept of 'post-classical' Hollywood cinema - its coherence, its historical justification and how it can help or hinder our understanding of Hollywood from the forties to the present. Integrating film history, discussion of movies' social and political dimensions, and analysis of Hollywood's distinctive methods of storytelling, Post-Classical Hollywood charts key critical debates alongside the histories they interpret, while offering its own account of the 'post-classical'. Wide-ranging yet concise, challenging and insightful, Post-Classical Hollywood offers a new perspective on the most enduringly fascinating artform of our age.

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  • Introduction
  • Part I: Hollywood in Transition 1946-1965
  • Introduction
  • 1, The Autumn of the Patriarchs
  • 2, The Communication of Ideas
  • 3, Modernising Hollywood
  • Part II: Crisis and Renaissance 1966-1981
  • Introduction
  • 4, Changing of the Guard
  • 5, New Wave Hollywood
  • 6, Who Lost the Picture Show?
  • Part III: New Hollywood 1982-2006
  • Introduction
  • 7, Corporate Hollywood
  • 8, Culture Wars
  • 9, Post-Classical Style?
  • Conclusion: "Hollywood" Now
  • Further Reading The Biggest, The Best - case studies
  • 1946: The Best Years of Our Lives
  • 1955: Marty, Cinerama Holiday
  • 1965: The Sound of Music
  • 1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Jaws
  • 1985: Out of Africa, Back to the Future
  • 1995: Braveheart, Toy Story
  • 2005: Crash, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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書名 Post-classical Hollywood : film industry, style and ideology since 1945
著作者等 Langford, Barry
巻冊次 pbk.
出版元 Edinburgh University Press
刊行年月 c2010
ページ数 xviii, 302 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780748638581
NCID BB04788651
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス