The Roots of Modern Hollywood

Featuring important new interviews with Michael Mann, Peter Weir, Paul Haggis, and Tony Gilroy, The Roots of Modern Hollywood is an incisive account of where Hollywood is today, and the path it has taken to get there.


Author: Nick Smedley

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783203734

Category: Art

Page: 226

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In this insightful study of Hollywood cinema since 1969, film historian Nick Smedley traces the cultural and intellectual heritage of American films, showing how recent Hollywood movies owe a profound debt to the liberal values of New Deal cinema. Hollywood cinema is not usually thought of as politically or socially engaged, but the author argues that it is, in fact, one of the most value-laden of all national cinemas. Drawing on a long historical view of persistent themes in Hollywood cinema, Smedley demonstrates how film-makers in America continue to explore the balance between unbridled capitalism and a more socially-engaged liberalism. He also brings out the persistence of pacifism in Hollywood’s consideration of American foreign policy in Vietnam and the Middle East. His third theme concerns the belated acceptance by the film community of the post-feminist American woman. Featuring important new interviews with Michael Mann, Peter Weir, Paul Haggis, and Tony Gilroy, The Roots of Modern Hollywood is an incisive account of where Hollywood is today, and the path it has taken to get there.


This 20th-anniversary edition of the extraordinary New York Times bestseller features a new introduction from the author! "Stiffed is a brilliant, important book.


Author: Susan Faludi

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062859808

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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This 20th-anniversary edition of the extraordinary New York Times bestseller features a new introduction from the author! "Stiffed is a brilliant, important book.. Faludi's reportorial and literary skills unfold with breathtaking confidence and beauty... She goes a long way toward eliminating the black and white, good and evil, male and female polarities that have riven the sexes in the past three decades..." –Time In 1991, internationally renowned feminist journalist Susan Faludi ignited a revival of the women’s movement with her revelatory investigative reportage: Backlash was nothing less than a landmark, uncovering an “undeclared war” against women’s equality in the media, advertising, Hollywood, the workplace, and government—a war that is still being fought today. Stiffed may be even more essential than Backlash to understanding the cultural riptides that led to Trumpian America. Here, Faludi turns her attention to the so-called “Angry Male” politics plaguing the nation. Through deeply researched, nuanced, and empathetic character studies of distressed industrial workers, laid-off aerospace engineers, combat veterans, football fans, evangelical husbands, suburban and inner-city teenage boys, and Hollywood and porn actors, Stiffed goes beyond the easy explanations of male misbehavior—that it’s driven by chromosomes or hormones—to lay bare the powerful social and economic forces that have shattered the postwar compact defining American manhood. Faludi’s vivid storytelling illuminates the historic and traumatic paradigm shift from a “utilitarian” manliness, grounded in civic and communal service, to an “ornamental” masculinity shaped by entertainment, marketing, and performance values. Read in the light of Trumpian politics and the #MeToo movement, Faludi’s analysis speaks acutely to our present crisis, and to a foreboding future. Stiffed delivers a searing portrait of modern-day male America, and traces the provenance of a gender war that continues to rage, unabated.

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Author: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Library


ISBN: STANFORD:36105003681660

Category: Art


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Preston Sturges

Beginning with a foreword by Peter Bogdanovich, this book offers a new critical appreciation of Sturges' whole oeuvre, incorporating a detailed study of the last ten years of his life from new primary sources.


Author: Nick Smedley

Publisher: Intellect (UK)

ISBN: 1783209925

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 350

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Few directors of the 1930s and '40s were as distinctive and popular as Preston Sturges, whose whipsmart comedies have entertained audiences for decades. Beginning with a foreword by Peter Bogdanovich, this book offers a new critical appreciation of Sturges' whole oeuvre, incorporating a detailed study of the last ten years of his life from new primary sources. Preston Sturges details the many unfinished projects of Sturges' last decade, including films, plays, TV series and his autobiography. Drawing on diaries, sketchbooks, correspondence, unpublished screenplays and more, Nick Smedley and Tom Sturges present the writer-director's final years in more detail than we've ever seen, showing a master still at work--even if very little of that work ultimately made it to the screen or stage.


Religion . No more than in most other modern Western cultures does religion in
America make for divisiveness and segregation of experience . With the rise ...
Hollywood ' s hustling inhabitants are therefore without roots . Hollywood is a
series ...


Author: Arnold Wilfred Green


ISBN: UOM:39015068631780

Category: Sociology

Page: 576

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The Roots of Ritual

Coffeehouse theater , another modern format , also has the power to lift the mind
and heart to spiritual matters . ... 10 Program for Something for Lent , dramatic
skits presented at Immaculate Heart College , Hollywood , California , February ...


Author: James D. Shaughnessy


ISBN: UOM:39015005790640

Category: Ritual

Page: 251

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Most of the contributions were first presented at a conference at the University of Notre Dame. Bibliography: p. 235-245.

Blonde Like Me

Looks at the American attitude towards blondes and personal appearance in general


Author: Natalia Ilyin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684852140

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Looks at the American attitude towards blondes and personal appearance in general

Sociology an Analysis of Life in Modern Society

If “ bang - bang ” actually does not hap - pen very often in modern Hollywood , “
kiss - kiss ” does ; sex and sexiness are ... Hollywood is the symbol of sex to the
world , and the symbol is made reality . ... inhabitants are therefore without roots .


Author: Arnold Wilfred Green


ISBN: UOM:39015072106886

Category: Sociology

Page: 672

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A Marginal Jew The roots of the problem and the person


Author: John P. Meier

Publisher: Anchor Bible

ISBN: UOM:39015054081982

Category: Religion

Page: 484

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In this definitive book on the real, historical Jesus, one of our foremost biblical scholars meticulously sifts the evidence of 2,000 years to portray neither a rural magician nor a figure of obvious power, but a marginal Jew.

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Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: UOM:39015036834748

Category: Books

Page: 792

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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.

The Diversity of Modern America

If black people are to know themselves as a vibrant , valiant people , they must
know their roots . And they will soon learn that the Hollywood image of maneating
cannibals waiting for , and waiting on , the Great White Hunter is a lie .


Author: David Burner

Publisher: New York : Appleton-Century-Crofts

ISBN: WISC:89058300294

Category: United States

Page: 571

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Grand Design Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise 1930 1939

161 Influencing literally scores , if not hundreds of pictures , the screwball
comedy had its roots in silent slapstick comedy , in the satirical writing of Dorothy
Parker , Alexander Woolcott , and Herman J. Mankiewicz , and in Broadway of
the ...


Author: Tino Balio

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

ISBN: UOM:39015027480964

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 483

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Celebrated as "Hollywood's greatest year," 1939 has often been considered the apex of the studio system and the movies it produced, including Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and so many other memorable pictures. It was a time when the studios exercised nearly absolute control over their product and won government sanction for the informal oligopoly that had sprung up in previous decades. In short, the film industry became a modern business enterprise - rationalized from planning through assembly-line manufacture to exhibition in studio-owned theater chains. Even community reception and the public personas of such great stars as Bette Davis, Clark Gable, and Humphrey Bogart were subject to studio influence. In this fifth volume of the award-winning History of the American Cinema, Tino Balio examines every aspect of the filmmaking and film exhibition system as it matured during the Depression era. He discusses the Hollywood studios (major, minor, and "poverty row") in relation to their all-powerful (and little understood) front offices in New York; the prevailing exhibition and advertising practices; the star system; and the key trends that dominated Hollywood production: prestige pictures, musicals, women's films, comedies, social problem films, and horror pictures. A number of distinguished guest contributors fill out the picture with analyses of censorship and the emergence of the Production Code (Richard Maltby), technology and the "classical" Hollywood style (David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson), the B Film (Brian Taves), documentary (Charles Wolfe), and the avant-garde (Jan-Christopher Horak).

Radical Philosophy

Publication was halted , forcing Hollywood director James Cameron , who had
optioned the book in preparation for a forthcoming film on Hiroshima ... 63 . 12.
Jean - Pierre Lehman , The Roots of Modern Japan , Macmillan , London , 1992 ,
p .




ISBN: UCSD:31822039155049

Category: Philosophy


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The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood

In part , chapter 1 lays out the historical backdrop against which the modern cycle
can be understood . ... I argue that the epics produced at this time had their roots
in changes to Hollywood ' s mandate initiated by various policy institutions ...


Author: James Russell

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: 0826427995

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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The Historical Epic in Contemporary Hollywood seeks to document and explain a recent revival of historical epic films in Hollywood. Rather than relying on abstract theoretical approaches, James Russell employs empirical historical techniques to explore how industrial conditions, and the agendas of key directors, writers and producers, led to the increased production of historical epics such as Dances With Wolves (1990), Titanic (1997), Gladiator (2000) and The Passion of the Christ (2004). The book begins by exploring the careers of filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Mel Gibson during the 1990s. Russell looks in detail at their agendas, the production of their films, and at the content of the films themselves. As the book progresses, he goes on to address the activities of the major studios, in terms of production and marketing, and looks at changing industrial conditions, such as the emergence of DVD. Finally, Russell examines social trends, particularly increasing levels of religious commitment and political division in America. The Historical Epic in Contemporary Hollywood, which has been thoroughly researched in archival collections in Los Angeles and New York, deliberately focuses on the activities of individuals working in the Hollywood film industry - the result is an original and interesting account of the ways that contemporary epic films get made, and speak to modern audiences. Ultimately, the book argues that historical epics reappeared in the 1990s partly as a result of changing industrial conditions, but mainly because a generation of filmmakers, all born during the so-called 'baby boom,' began to seek out meaningful ways of passing on historical knowledge to younger generations as they grew older. The epics released in the 1950s and 1960s, when Spielberg, Cameron, et al, were children constitute a key reference point in this process of renewal and reinvention in Hollywood.

Jewish Law and Modern Ideology

It is absolutely essential that black people know this history , that they know their
roots , that they develop an awareness of their cultural heritage . Too long ... roots
. And they will soon learn that the Hollywood image of man - eating cannibals 63.


Author: Elliot N. Dorff


ISBN: STANFORD:36105020378258

Category: Jewish law

Page: 263

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Hollywood Wars

Scheuer goes on to say that Stromboli now " seems remarkably modern . ” In it , a
“ woman escapes an internment camp by marrying a poor fisherman , only to find
herself trapped on his island , a spiritual sort of prison . " 25 $ The Scheuer ...


Author: John W. Cones


ISBN: IND:30000109888796

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

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This book represents the most comprehensive critical analysis of the big picture in Hollywood with respect to how those whocontrol the institution gained and have maintained that control for its 100-year history. The book traces the evolution and development of specific tactics and strategies implemented by the upper level management of that controlling handful of major studio/distributors and explains the relationship between control of the financial side of the film business and the creative side. One important aspect of that control arises from the use of unfair, unethical, unconscionable, anti-competitive, predatory and illegal provisions in the distribution deal between film distributors and producers.

Hollywood Land and Legend

( Right ) Like an eye in the middle of the hurricane , a few rural oases — such as
this one - were still untouched in the Hollywood of 1926 , a Hollywood that was
already being called the modern " Sodom ” or “ Gomorrah " ( depending on the ...


Author: Zelda Cini

Publisher: Random House Value Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036065956

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Page: 191

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A 1980 illustrated history of Hollywood, California.


This program explores how Hollywood movies ' emphasis on story and character
developed a precise vocabulary of cinematography , acting , editing ... He
decides to marry but 25 Wednesday roots of modern popular music when he is.




ISBN: IND:30000046322826

Category: Public service television programs


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Book Review Digest


Author: Leslie Dunmore-Leiber


ISBN: UCSC:32106020065162

Category: Book review digest


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