The Contemporary Hollywood Reader

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-08-13
  • Publisher: Routledge
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The Contemporary Hollywood Reader is 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.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Production. 1. Introduction 2. Structure. Robert E. Kapsis. Hollywood Genres and the Production of Culture Perspective . Janet Harbord. Digital Film and 'Late' Capitalism. Douglas Gomery. Economic and Institutional Analysis: Hollywood as Monopoly Capitalism . Erwin A. Blackstone and Gary W. Bowman. Vertical Integration in Motion Pictures. 3. Artists. Denise D. Bielby and William T. Bielby. Women and Men in Film: Gender Inequality Among Writers in a Culture Industry . Anne E. Lincoln and Michael Patrick Allen. Double Jeopardy in Hollywood: Age and Gender in the Careers of Film Actors, 1926-1999. Charles S. Tahiro. The Twilight Zone of Contemporary Hollywood Production . Shari Roberts. The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat: Carmen Miranda, a Spectacle of Ethnicity . Lucia Bozzola. Studs Have Feelings, Too: Warren Beatty and the Question of Star Discourse and Gender. Barry King. The Star and the Commodity: Notes Towards a Performance Theory of Stardom . 4. Globalization. Cheng Shao-Chun. 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. Allen J. Scott. Hollywood and the World: The Geography of Motion-Picture Distribution and Marketing. Susan Christopherson. Behind the Scenes: How Transnational Firms are Constructing a New International Division of Labor in Media Work. PART 2: Text. 1. Introduction. 2. Genre. Edward Buscombe. Inventing Monument Valley: Nineteenth-Century Landscape Photography and the Western Film. Sarah Berry. Genre. Paul Kerr. Out of What Past? Notes on the B Film Noir. 3. Pleasure. Pius XII. (1957) Miranda Prorsus: Encyclical Letter on Motion Pictures, Radio and Television . R. L. Rutsky and Justin Wyatt. Serious Pleasures: Cinematic Pleasure and the Notion of Fun . Noel King. Lost in the Funhouse . R. L. Rutsky and Justin Wyatt. Throwing Shade in the Kingdom. 4. Representation. Ed Guerrero. A Circus of Dreams and Lies: The Black Film Wave at Middle Age . G. Escamilla, A. L. Cradock, and I. Kawachi. Women and Smoking in Hollywood Movies: A Content Analysis. Tania Moldeski. A Rose is a Rose? Real Women and a Lost War. S. Robert Lichter, Linda S. Lichter, and Daniel Amundson. Does Hollywood Hate Business or Money? Chon Noriega. Citizen Chicano: The Trials and Titillations of Ethnicity in the American Cinema, 1935-1962. Jack Shaheen. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. PART 3: Circulation. 1. Introduction. 2. Distribution. Jeffrey D. Himpele. Film Distribution as Media: Mapping Difference in the Bolivian Cinemascape. Martine Danan. Marketing the Hollywood Blockbuster in France. Suman Basuroy, Subimal Chatterjee, and S. Abraham Ravid. How Critical are Critical Reviews? The Box Office Effects of Film Critics, Star Power, and Budgets. 3. Audiences. Jo Ellen Shively. Cowboys and Indians: Perceptions of Western Films Among American Indians and Anglos. Philippe Meers. It's the Language of Film!: Young Film Audiences on Hollywood and Europe. Francis L. F. Lee. Cultural Discount and Cross-Culture Predictability: Examining the Box Office Performance of American Movies in Hong Kong. 4. Government. Rosemary J. Coombe. The Celebrity Image and Cultural Identity: Publicity Rights and the Subaltern Politics of Gender. <

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