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The persistence of Hollywood

Author: T Elsässer
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines various paradigms for reading Hollywood and its cinema. This volume also explores a range of topics from cinephilia and auteurs - Nicholas Ray, Sam Fuller, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elsässer, T. (Thomas).
Persistence of Hollywood.
New York : Routledge, 2012
(DLC) 2011024177
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T Elsässer
ISBN: 9781136519482 1136519483
OCLC Number: 787851382
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 395 pages)
Contents: Flashback: of objects of love and objects of study. Film studies in Britain: cinephilia, screen theory and cultural studies --
The name for a pleasure that has no substitute: Vincente Minnelli --
All the lonely places: the heroes of Nicholas Ray --
Sam Fuller's productive pathologies: the hero as (his own best) enemy --
Cinephilia: or the uses of disenchantment --
Genius of the system. The persistence of Hollywood, Part I: the continuity principle --
Why Hollywood? --
Narrative cinema and audience aesthetics: the mise-en-scène of the spectator --
Film as system: or how to step through an open door --
Gangsters and grapefruits: the public enemy --
Studio and genre: auteurs maudits, mavericks and eminent Europeans. --
Transatlantic triangulations: William Dieterle and the Warner Bros biopics --
Welles and virtuosity: Citizen Kane as character-mask --
The dandy in Hitchcock --
Too big and too close: Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang --
Robert Altman's Nashville: putting on the show --
Stanley Kubrick's prototypes: the author as world-maker --
Genie out of the bottle: the return of the system as auteur? --
The pathos of failure: notes on the unmotivated hero --
Auteur cinema and the new economy Hollywood --
The love that never dies: Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker's Dracula --
The blockbuster as time machine --
Auteurism today: signature products, concept-authors and access for all: Avatar --
The persistence of Hollywood. Digital Hollywood: between truth, belief and trust --
The persistence of Hollywood, Part II: reflexivity, feedback and self-regulation.
Responsibility: by Thomas Elsaesser.

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"For over forty years, Thomas Elsaesser has been an indispensable guide to Hollywood's role in the history of popular art, and his gifts are on full display in this rich collection. The Read more...

 
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