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A new pot of gold : Hollywood under the electronic rainbow, 1980-1989

Author: Stephen Prince
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [©2002]
Series: History of the American cinema, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Facing an economic crisis in the 1980s, Hollywood moved to control the markets of videotape, pay-cable and pay-per-view. This volume examines the transformation that took the industry from the production of theatrical film to media software.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Prince
ISBN: 0520232666 9780520232662
OCLC Number: 47990049
Notes: Originally published: New York : C. Scribner's, 2000.
Description: xxi, 564 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The industry at the dawn of the decade --
Merger mania --
The brave new ancillary world --
Independents, packaging, and inflationary pressure in 1980s Hollywood / Justin Wyatt --
The talent oligopoly --
The filmmakers --
Genres and production cycles --
Movies and morality --
American documentary in the 1980s / Carl Plantinga --
Experimental cinema in the 1980s / Scott McDonald.
Series Title: History of the American cinema, v. 10.
Responsibility: Stephen Prince.
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