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Epics, spectacles, and blockbusters : a Hollywood history

Author: Sheldon Hall; Stephen Neale
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, ©2010.
Series: Contemporary approaches to film and television series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Product Description: This title considers the history of the American blockbuster-the large-scale, high-cost film-as it evolved from the 1890s to today. The pantheon of big-budget, commercially successful films encompasses a range of genres, including biblical films, war films, romances, comic-book adaptations, animated features, and historical epics. In "Epics, Spectacles, and Blockbusters: A Hollywood History",  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
History (form)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Hall; Stephen Neale
ISBN: 9780814330081 0814330088
OCLC Number: 456551372
Description: vii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1: Early films and early features, 1894-1911 --
2: Multireel features, epics, and roadshows, 1911-1916 --
3: Superspecials, specials, and programs, 1916-1927 --
4: Color, large screen, wide screen, and sound, 1894-1931 --
5: Tuners, spectacles, and prestige pictures, 1929-1939 --
6: Fewer but bigger, 1939-1949 --
7: Colossals and blockbusters, 1949-1959 --
8: Roadshows, showcases, and runaways, 1956-1970 --
9: Multiple jeopardy, 1965-1975 --
10: Super blockbusters, 1976-1985 --
11: Ancillary markets, globalization, and digital technology, 1986-2009 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Name index --
Title index --
Subject index.
Series Title: Contemporary approaches to film and television series.
Responsibility: Sheldon Hall and Steve Neale.

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