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John D. Thomas[A] provocative and insightful investigation of the movie industry's history of self-regulation...
— New York Times Book Review
Author Biography: Jon Lewis is Professor of English at Oregon State University where he has taught film and cultural studies since 1983. His books include Whom God Wishes to Destroy, Francis Coppola and the New Hollywood, The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture, and (as editor) The New American Cinema.
-The Boston Phoenix
"This is a fascinating account, both entertaining and scholarly."
-Journal of the West
"When it comes to censorship in Hollywood, the bottom line is the ticket line. That's the central message in Jon Lewis's provocativeand insightful investigation of the movie industry's history of self-regulation.…Lewis shows that Hollywood films are a triumph ofcommerce over art, and that the film industry has consistently used internal censorship and government-industrial collusion to guaranteethat its cash flow is never seriously threatened."
-The New York Times Book Review
1 How the Blacklist Saved Hollywood
2 Collusion and Conglomeration in the Movie Business
3 What Everyone Should Know about the Motion Picture Code and Ratings
4 Hollywood v. Soft Core
5 Hollywood v. Hard Core
6 Movies and the First Amendment
7 A Quick Look at Censorship in the New Hollywood
Posted May 14, 2014
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