American Cinema and Hollywood: Critical Approaches / Edition 1

American Cinema and Hollywood: Critical Approaches / Edition 1

by John Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198742819

ISBN-13: 9780198742814

Pub. Date: 02/17/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

American Cinema and Hollywood provides a clear and authoritative guide to one of the most important areas of film study. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it looks at the history of American cinema, the emergence of the studio system, the key characteristics of Hollywood films, and Hollywood's relationship with both American society and the world beyond. A team of

Overview

American Cinema and Hollywood provides a clear and authoritative guide to one of the most important areas of film study. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it looks at the history of American cinema, the emergence of the studio system, the key characteristics of Hollywood films, and Hollywood's relationship with both American society and the world beyond. A team of international experts explains the key concepts and arguments involved in the study of Hollywood while selected "readings" show how different critical perspectives apply to individual films. The volume is enhanced by illustrations throughout and learning aids such as chapter summaries and guides to further reading. Ideal for courses in film and media studies, American Cinema and Hollywood is also essential reading for anyone interested in American cinema.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198742814
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/17/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

AMERICAN CINEMA: HISTORY, INDUSTRY, AND INTERPRETATION
1. American Cinema and Film History, John Belton
2. History and Cinema Technology, Duncan Petrie
3. Hollywood as Industry, Douglas Gomery
4. Early American Film, Tom Gunning
5. Classical Hollywood Film and Melodrama, E. Ann Kaplan
Readings:
Casablanca, Richard Maltby
Casablanca, Rick Altman
6. Post-classical Hollywood, Peter Kramer
CRITICAL CONCEPTS
7. Authorship and Hollywood, Stephen Crofts
Reading: 'John Ford', Peter Wollen
8. Genre and Hollywood, Tom Ryall
Reading: 'Body Genres', Linda Williams
9. The Star System and Hollywood, Jeremy G. Butler
POLITICS AND SOCIETY
10. Hollywood Film and Society, Douglas Kellner
Reading: 'Hollywood and Ideology', Robert B. Ray
11. Film Policy: Hollywood and Beyond, Albert Moran
12. Hollywood and the World, Toby Miller

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