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Classic Hollywood : lifestyles and film styles of American cinema, 1930-1960

Author: Veronica Pravadelli; Michael Theodore Meadows
Publisher: Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Studies of "Classic Hollywood" typically treat Hollywood films released from 1930 to 1960 as a single interpretive mass. Veronica Pravadelli complicates this idea. Focusing on dominant tendencies in box office hits and Oscar-recognized classics, she breaks down the so-called classic period into six distinct phases that follow Hollywood's amazingly diverse offerings from the emancipated females of the "Transition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pravadelli, Veronica, 1964-
Classic Hollywood : lifestyles and film styles of American cinema, 1930-1960.
Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, ©2015
226 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Veronica Pravadelli; Michael Theodore Meadows
ISBN: 9780252096730 0252096738 0252038770 9780252038778 0252080343 9780252080340
OCLC Number: 909902066
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents: Introduction: classical Hollywood cinema and film studies --
The early thirties: modernity, new women, and the aesthetic of attractions --
Normative desires and visual sobriety: apogee of the classical model --
The male subject of noir and the modern gaze --
(Dis)adventures of female desire in the 1940s woman's film --
Excess, spectacle, sensation: family melodrama in the 1950s --
Performative bodies and non-referential images: excesses of the musical.
Responsibility: Veronica Pravadelli ; translated by Michael Theodore Meadows.

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Focusing on dominant tendencies in box office hits and Oscar-recognized classics, the author breaks down the so-called classic period into six distinct phases that follow Hollywood's amazingly  Read more...

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"Panoramic overviews alternate with convincing close readings of dozens of well-known films. . . . In confronting and developing these classic film texts, Pravadelli has produced her own outstanding Read more...

 
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