skip to content
Hollywood's dirtiest secret : the hidden environmental costs of the movies Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Hollywood's dirtiest secret : the hidden environmental costs of the movies

Author: Hunter Vaughan
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In an era when many businesses have come under scrutiny for their environmental impact, the film industry has for the most part escaped criticism and regulation. Its practices are more diffuse; its final product, less tangible; and Hollywood has adopted public-relations strategies that portray it as environmentally conscious. In Hollywood's Dirtiest Secret, Hunter Vaughan offers a new history of the movies from an
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vaughan, Hunter.
Hollywood's dirtiest secret.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018044271
(OCoLC)1057731090
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hunter Vaughan
ISBN: 9780231544153 0231544154
OCLC Number: 1096518943
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 243 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Burning down the house: fire, explosion, and the eco-ethics of destruction spectacle --
"Five hundred thousand kilowatts of stardust": water and resource use in movies and the marketing of nature --
Wind of change: new screen technologies, the visualization of invisible environmental threats, and the materiality of the virtual --
Apocalypse tomorrow: the myth of Earth's end in the digital era --
The fifth element: Hollywood as invasive species and the human side of environmental media.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Hunter Vaughan.
More information:

Abstract:

Hunter Vaughan offers a new history of the movies from an environmental perspective, arguing that how we make and consume films has serious ecological consequences. He examines the environmental  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

In Vaughan's deft readings of multiple films and their production apparatuses, film theory and analysis also become "updated" into a cutting-edge discipline. Hollywood's Dirtiest Secret is an Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1096518943> # Hollywood's dirtiest secret : the hidden environmental costs of the movies
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1096518943" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5510372643#Topic/performing_arts_film_&_video_history_&_criticism> ; # PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5510372643#Person/vaughan_hunter> ; # Hunter Vaughan
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2019" ;
    schema:datePublished "2019" ;
    schema:description "Burning down the house: fire, explosion, and the eco-ethics of destruction spectacle -- "Five hundred thousand kilowatts of stardust": water and resource use in movies and the marketing of nature -- Wind of change: new screen technologies, the visualization of invisible environmental threats, and the materiality of the virtual -- Apocalypse tomorrow: the myth of Earth's end in the digital era -- The fifth element: Hollywood as invasive species and the human side of environmental media."@en ;
    schema:description "In an era when many businesses have come under scrutiny for their environmental impact, the film industry has for the most part escaped criticism and regulation. Its practices are more diffuse; its final product, less tangible; and Hollywood has adopted public-relations strategies that portray it as environmentally conscious. In Hollywood's Dirtiest Secret, Hunter Vaughan offers a new history of the movies from an environmental perspective, arguing that how we make and consume films has serious ecological consequences.Bringing together environmental humanities, science communication, and social ethics, Hollywood's Dirtiest Secret is a pathbreaking consideration of the film industry's environmental impact that examines how our cultural prioritization of spectacle has distracted us from its material consequences and natural-resource use. Vaughan examines the environmental effects of filmmaking from Hollywood classics to the digital era, considering how popular screen media shapes and reflects our understanding of the natural world. He recounts the production histories of major blockbusters--Gone with the Wind, Singin'in the Rain, Twister, and Avatar--situating them in the contexts of the development of the film industry, popular environmentalism, and the proliferation of digital technologies. Emphasizing the materiality of media, Vaughan interweaves details of the hidden environmental consequences of specific filmmaking practices, from water use to server farms, within a larger critical portrait of social perceptions and valuations of the natural world."@en ;
    schema:description "Hunter Vaughan offers a new history of the movies from an environmental perspective, arguing that how we make and consume films has serious ecological consequences. He examines the environmental effects of filmmaking from Hollywood classics to the digital era, considering how screen media shapes and reflects our understanding of the natural world."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5510372643> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5510372643#Series/film_and_culture_series> ; # Film and Culture Series
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5510372643#Series/film_and_culture> ; # Film and culture.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1057731090> ;
    schema:name "Hollywood's dirtiest secret : the hidden environmental costs of the movies"@en ;
    schema:productID "1096518943" ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/PublicFullRecord.aspx?p=5613966> ;
    schema:url <https://doi.org/10.7312/vaug18240> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780231544153> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1096518943> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5510372643#Person/vaughan_hunter> # Hunter Vaughan
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Vaughan" ;
    schema:givenName "Hunter" ;
    schema:name "Hunter Vaughan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5510372643#Series/film_and_culture> # Film and culture.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1096518943> ; # Hollywood's dirtiest secret : the hidden environmental costs of the movies
    schema:name "Film and culture." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5510372643#Series/film_and_culture_series> # Film and Culture Series
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1096518943> ; # Hollywood's dirtiest secret : the hidden environmental costs of the movies
    schema:name "Film and Culture Series" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5510372643#Topic/performing_arts_film_&_video_history_&_criticism> # PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780231544153>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0231544154" ;
    schema:isbn "9780231544153" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1057731090>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Hollywood's dirtiest secret." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1096518943> ; # Hollywood's dirtiest secret : the hidden environmental costs of the movies
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.