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Hollywood Abroad: Audiences and Cultural Exchange
     

Hollywood Abroad: Audiences and Cultural Exchange

by Melvyn Stokes (Editor), Richard Maltby (Editor)
 

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Hollywood Abroad is the first book to examine the reception of Hollywood movies by non-American audiences. Although numerous books on film history have analysed the ways in which American films came to dominate world markets, there has so far been very little published work on how audiences outside the United States have responded to Hollywood-produced films.

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Hollywood Abroad is the first book to examine the reception of Hollywood movies by non-American audiences. Although numerous books on film history have analysed the ways in which American films came to dominate world markets, there has so far been very little published work on how audiences outside the United States have responded to Hollywood-produced films. Hollywood Abroad is a pioneering attempt to examine this issue. It unites the work of a number of scholars exploring the reception of US films in Britain, France, Belgium, Turkey, Australia, India, Japan and Central Africa.

The book covers topics from the first major penetration of American films into France, Britain and Australia through to the impact of such films as The Best Years of Our Lives and the response of Belgian young people in the age of the multiplex. The book demonstrates that the story of the reception of American films overseas is less one of hegemonic domination, than a complex adoption of 'Hollywood' into non-American 'host' cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844570188
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
04/04/2005
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Melvyn Stokesteaches American history and film history at University College, London.Richard Maltbyis Professor of Screen Studies and Head of Humanities at Flinders University in South Australia.

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