9780415452267

The Contemporary Hollywood Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415452267

  • ISBN10:

    0415452260

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2009-08-13
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

We are all experts about Hollywood. We have to be, given its iconic power as the global source of so much entertainment. Designed to add to existing expertise as a movie-goer, The Contemporary Hollywood Readerenables students to enter into the thematic, critical, artistic, economic, and political debates on Hollywood. The Contemporary Hollywood Readeris a dynamic selection of scholarly writings on Hollywood from the post-World War II period onwards, divided into three sections, each with contextualizing introductions from the Editor. The sections, Production, Text, and Circulation, address all the major perspectives on Hollywood allowing equal attention to the field, in both thematic and disciplinary senses. In this collection, Toby Miller offers a plural, open guide to major scholarly tendencies in writing about Hollywood with a mixture of familiar and less familiar works. While the Readerdraws on research undertaken within US-UK film or cinema studies, it also ventures further afield, bringing together the most stimulating materials available on the subject.

Table of Contents

Production
Introduction
Structure
Hollywood Genres and the Production of Culture Perspective
Digital Film and 'Late' Capitalism
Economic and Institutional Analysis: Hollywood as Monopoly Capitalism
Vertical Integration in Motion Pictures
Artists
Women and Men in Film: Gender Inequality Among Writers in a Culture Industry
Double Jeopardy in Hollywood: Age and Gender in the Careers of Film Actors, 1926-1999
The Twilight Zone of Contemporary Hollywood Production
The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat: Carmen Miranda, a Spectacle of Ethnicity
Studs Have Feelings, Too: Warren Beatty and the Question of Star Discourse and Gender
The Star and the Commodity: Notes Towards a Performance Theory of Stardom
Globalization
Chinese Diaspora and Orientalism in Globalized Cultural Production: Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ruth Zanker and Geoff Lealand. New Zealand as Middle Earth: Local and Global Popular Communication in a Small Nation
Hollywood and the World: The Geography of Motion-Picture Distribution and Marketing
Behind the Scenes: How Transnational Firms are Constructing a New International Division of Labor in Media Work.?
Introduction
Genre
Inventing Monument Valley: Nineteenth-Century Landscape Photography and the Western Film
Genre
Paul Kerr. Out of What Past? Notes on the B Film Noir
Pleasure
Pius XII. (1957) Miranda Prorsus: Encyclical Letter on Motion Pictures, Radio and Television
Serious Pleasures: Cinematic Pleasure and the Notion of Fun
Lost in the Funhouse
Throwing Shade in the Kingdom
Representation
A Circus of Dreams and Lies: The Black Film Wave at Middle Age
Women and Smoking in Hollywood Movies: A Content Analysis
A Rose is a Rose? Real Women and a Lost War
Does Hollywood Hate Business or Money?
Citizen Chicano: The Trials and Titillations of Ethnicity in the American Cinema, 1935-1962
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People.?
Circulation
Introduction
Distribution
Film Distribution as Media: Mapping Difference in the Bolivian Cinemascape
Marketing the Hollywood Blockbuster in France
How Critical are Critical Reviews? The Box Office Effects of Film Critics, Star Power, and Budgets
Audiences
Cowboys and Indians: Perceptions of Western Films Among American Indians and Anglos
It's the Language of Film!: Young Film Audiences on Hollywood and Europe
Cultural Discount and Cross-Culture Predictability: Examining the Box Office Performance of American Movies in Hong Kong
Government
The Celebrity Image and Cultural Identity: Publicity Rights and the Subaltern Politics of Gender
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