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Hollywood 1963-1976 : years of revolution and reaction

Author: Drew Casper
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex Wiley-Blackwell 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drew Casper's Hollywood 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction chronicles the upheaval and innovation that took place in the American film industry during an era of overarching cultural tumult. Exploring the many ideologies embraced by an increasingly diverse Hollywood, he pays long overdue attention to brilliant but overlooked films that don't square with the period's accepted liberal narrative, defining a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Drew Casper
ISBN: 9781405188272 1405188278 9781405188289 1405188286
OCLC Number: 846093701
Description: XIX, 380 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: Acknowledgments. List of Illustrations. Foreword. Part I: Cultural Overview: The Years of Revolution and Reaction, 1963 76: 1. Major Historical Events. Civil Rights Legislation and Protests. The Vietnam War. Law and Order. Realpolitik. 2. Economic Situation. Expanse and Contraction. Downturn. 3. Societal Issues. The New Left, the Counterculture, Neo-Conservatism, and the Silent Majority. Ecology, Good Health, and Fitness. Scientific/Technological Advances. Conglomerate Ascendancy. Media Society. Crime. Religion. A Sense of Confusion, Impotence, and Cynicism, and a Wave of Nostalgia. Part II: Business: 4. Production Distribution. Showmen, Caretakers, and Conglomerates. The Practices of the Seven Major Studios: Lesser Movies, Higher Costs, Independent/Runaway Production, Sources, Stars, Sequels/Series, Mainstreaming Exploitation, The Big Kill, The Youth Movie, A Film By, Diversification. Competition: Minor and New Studios. The Financial Bloodbath. Additional Practices: Downsizing, Negative Pickup, Co-Production/Distribution, Tax Breaks/Shelters. Still Other Gambits: The Nostalgic Wave and The Special Event Movie. Distribution. Black Groundswell. Academy Awards. 5. Exhibition and the New Audience. Exhibition. The New Audience. Part III: Technology: 6. Color, Screen Shapes, Sound, Special Effects, and Production Refinements. Color. Screen Shapes. Sound. Special Effects. Production Refinements. Part IV: Style:. 7. Documentary and Documentary Realism. 8. TV and TV Theatrical. 9. Modernism, TV Programming/Commercials, the Avant-Garde, and Expressive Stylization. Literary Design. Performance. Visual Design. Composition. Temporal Design. Sound Design. Part V: Censorship:. 10. Issues, Solutions, and Problems. Subsidiary Syndrome. Two-Version Ploy. Dilemma: The Pawnbroker (AA, 1965). Turning Point: Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (WB, 1966). The 1966 Production Code Guidelines and the SMA Category. Ratings System. Enlightenment of the Legion of Decency. Divorce: Hollywood and the Church. City/State Censorship and the Liberalization of the Supreme Court. City/State Censorship vs. Hollywood. Part VI: Genre:. 11. Adventure. 12. Biography. 13. Historical Spectacle. 14. Comedy. Black Comedy. Farce. Parody. Social Satire. Romantic Comedy. Family Comedy. Fantasy Comedy. 15. Horror and Science Fiction. Horror. Science Fiction. 16. Melodrama. Family Melodrama. Road Film and Biker Film. Female Melodrama. Male Melodrama. Romance Melodrama. Buddy Film. 17. Musical. Musical Comedy and Musical Drama. Musical Biography. 18. Social Problem Film and Courtroom Drama. Social Problem Film. Courtroom Drama 19. Suspense Thriller. Spy Thriller: WWII/Cold War. Crime. Vigilante. Caper. Conspiracy. 20. War 21. Western. Coda: Postmodern Hollywood, 1977. Appendix: Hierarchical Order of Ten Box-Office Stars, 1963 76. Bibliography. Index.
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