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Ideal for Introduction to American Cinema courses, American Film History courses, and Introductory Film Appreciation courses focused on American Film, this text offers a cultural examination of the American movie-making industry, with particular attention paid to the economic and aesthetic institution of Hollywood.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072886276
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/2/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Ch. 1 The Emergence of the Cinema as an Institution 3
Ch. 2 Classical Hollywood Cinema: Narration 21
Ch. 3 Classical Hollywood Cinema: Style 41
Ch. 4 The Studio System 61
Ch. 5 The Star System 83
Ch. 6 Silent Film Melodrama 117
Ch. 7 American Comedy 135
Ch. 8 The War Film 164
Ch. 9 Film Noir: Somewhere in the Night 184
Ch. 10 The Making of the West 206
Ch. 11 Hollywood and the Cold War 233
Ch. 12 Hollywood in the Age of Television 257
Ch. 13 The 1960s: the Counterculture Strikes Back 275
Ch. 14 The Film School Generation 298
Ch. 15 Into the 1990s: Bringing It All Back Home 322
Glossary of Terms 347
Index 355
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