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Hollywood aesthetic. Pleasure in American cinema.

Author: Todd Berliner
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Hollywood makes the most widely successful pleasure-giving artworks the world has ever known. The industry operates under the assumption that pleasurable aesthetic experiences, among huge populations, translate into box office success. With that goal in mind, Hollywood has systematized the delivery of aesthetic pleasure, packaging and selling it on a massive scale. In 'Hollywood aesthetic', Todd Berliner accounts  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Berliner
ISBN: 9780190658748 0190658746
OCLC Number: 985640995
Description: 320 pages
Contents: ContentsAcknowledgmentsPreface: The Test of TimeIntroductionPart I. Hollywood Classicism and Deviation1. The Hollywood Aesthetic2. Classicism and Deviation in His Girl Friday and Double IndemnityPart II. Narrative3. Hollywood Storytelling4. Finding the Fit: Shifting Story Logic in Red RiverPart III. Style5. Hollywood Style6. Raging Bull's Stylistic DissonancePart IV. Ideology7. Ideology, Emotion, and Aesthetic Pleasure8. Crime Films during the Period of the Production Code Administration9. Genre and Ideology in Starship TroopersPart V. Genre10. The Hollywood Genre System11. Bursting into Song in the Hollywood Musical12. Complexity and Experimentation in the WesternConclusionGlossaryNotesBibliographyIndex
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Hollywood Aesthetic offers the first comprehensive appraisal of Hollywood's capacity to provide aesthetic pleasure to mass audiences. Grounded in film history and in the psychological and  Read more...


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Has there ever been a work reflecting on the characteristic aesthetic features, value, and experience afforded by Hollywood filmmaking with anything approaching the self-consciousness, rigor, and Read more...

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