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Movie towns and sitcom suburbs : building Hollywood's ideal communities

Author: Stephen Rowley
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Screening spaces.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Media depictions of community are enormously influential on wider popular opinion about how people would like to live. In this study, Rowley examines depictions of ideal communities in Hollywood  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Rowley
ISBN: 9781137501615 1137501618
OCLC Number: 908146024
Description: x, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Visions of community --
Movie towns --
Sitcom suburbs --
The bad suburb --
The fake town --
Constructing the movie town --
Deconstructing the movie town --
Conclusion: The perpetual suburb.
Series Title: Screening spaces.
Responsibility: Stephen Rowley.

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"This densely argued, scholarly text focuses on theway television and cinema in this period both presented images of idealisedcommunities and also responded to growing criticisms of such movements as Read more...

 
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