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American cinema, American culture

Author: John Belton
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Ideal for introducing American cinema courses, this text offers a cultural examination of the US motion picture industry, with attention focused on the economic & aesthetic institution of Hollywood.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Belton
ISBN: 0072886277 9780072886276
OCLC Number: 56793854
Description: xxviii, 452 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
--
PART ONE : THE MODE OF PRODUCTION --
1. The emergence of the cinema as an institution --
2. Classical Hollywood cinema : narration --
3. Classical Hollywood cinema : style --
4. The studio system --
5. The star system --
--
PART TWO : GENRE AND THE GENRE SYSTEM --
6. Silent film melodrama --
7. The musical --
8. American comedy --
9. War and cinema --
10. Film noir : somewhere in the night --
11. The making of the west --
--
PART THREE : A POST-WAR HISTORY --
12. Hollywood and the cold war --
13. Hollywood in the age of television --
14. The 1960's : the counterculture strikes back --
15. The film school generation --
16. Into the twenty-first century --
--
Glossary of technical and other terms --
Index.
Responsibility: John Belton.
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Ideal for introducing American cinema courses, this text offers a cultural examination of the US motion picture industry, with attention focused on the economic & aesthetic institution of Hollywood.

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