Hollywood Fictions

John Parris Springer's incisive readings of these "Hollywood fictions" trace the contradictory ways in which Hollywood was represented and analyze the conflicting images it evoked.

Author: John Parris Springer

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ISBN: 0806132035

Category: Literary Criticism

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More than just a place where movies were made, Hollywood in its "golden years" was a highly charged symbolic site in America. It was a focal point for mass desires and expectations and a symbol of cultural decay and crumbling social values. The popular fiction of those decades -- including novels, short stories, essays, autobiographies, fan magazines, and trade journals -- portrayed the town as a place where hope and failure in American life tragically and inevitably collided. By elevating such themes as sin and redemption, success and failure, betrayal and loss, art and commerce, and illusion and reality to the level of cultural argument, this group of fictional works offered a popular literary forum to question fundamental American assumptions and beliefs. John Parris Springer's incisive readings of these "Hollywood fictions" trace the contradictory ways in which Hollywood was represented and analyze the conflicting images it evoked.

Cinemas of the World

FIVE The Dream Factory 'Hollywood' has become a convenient shorthand for the American film industry, even though the label tends to be used imprecisely and often inaccurately. Strictly speaking Hollywood is a suburb of Los Angeles where ...

Author: James Chapman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861895745

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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The cinema has been the pre-eminent popular art form of the 20th century. In Cinemas of the World, James Chapman examines the relationship between film and society in the modern world: film as entertainment medium, film as a reflection of national cultures and preoccupations, film as an instrument of propaganda. He also explores two interrelated issues that have recurred throughout the history of cinema: the economic and cultural hegemony of Hollywood on the one hand, and, on the other, the attempts of film-makers elsewhere to establish indigenous national cinemas drawing on their own cultures and societies. Chapman examines the rise to dominance of Hollywood cinema in the silent and early sound periods. He discusses the characteristic themes of American movies from the Depression to the end of the Cold War especially those found in the western and film noir – genres that are often used as vehicles for exploring issues central to us society and politics. He looks at national cinemas in various European countries in the period between the end of the First World War and the end of the Second, which all exhibit the formal and aesthetic properties of modernism. The emergence of the so-called "new cinemas" of Europe and the wider world since 1960 are also explored. "Chapman is a tough-thinking, original writer . . . an engaging, excellent piece of work."—David Lancaster, Film and History

Starlet

Starlet is an homage-- a collection of archival material (1970-95) that covers a quarter of a century of shooting starlets by renowned Hollywood photographer Nancy Ellison.

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Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 0789306506

Category: Photography

Page: 126

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Starlet is an homage-- a collection of archival material (1970-95) that covers a quarter of a century of shooting starlets by renowned Hollywood photographer Nancy Ellison. Many of her subjects became superstars--- but others existed so ephemerally only these beautiful images and the dreams they represent remain. But, they dared; they risked everything; and their beauty still remains as they once dreamt it. Among the young hopefuls included at this first stage in their careers are Kim Basinger, Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Molly Ringwald, Rosanna Arquette, Jennifer Beals, Anne Archer, Grace Jones, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Delany, Robin Wright (Penn), Jennifer Tilly, Rachel Ward, Geena Davis, Andie MacDowell, Mariska Hargitay, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sean Young, and many others. Their images-- striking, adventuresome, sexy, fresh, vulnerable, sometimes wistful, dramatic, overeager, resistant, uncomfortable, and uncomfortably pretending-- are all seen through a curious, sympathetic, and extremely revealing eye.

Mussolini s Dream Factory

Focused on the period from the start of sound cinema to the final end of Fascism in 1945, this book examines the development of an Italian star system and evaluates its place in film production and distribution.

Author: Stephen Gundle

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782382454

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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The intersection between film stardom and politics is an understudied phenomenon of Fascist Italy, despite the fact that the Mussolini regime deemed stardom important enough to warrant sustained attention and interference. Focused on the period from the start of sound cinema to the final end of Fascism in 1945, this book examines the development of an Italian star system and evaluates its place in film production and distribution. The performances and careers of several major stars, including Isa Miranda, Vittorio De Sica, Amedeo Nazzari, and Alida Valli, are closely analyzed in terms of their relationships to the political sphere and broader commercial culture, with consideration of their fates in the aftermath of Fascism. A final chapter explores the place of the stars in popular memory and representations of the Fascist film world in postwar cinema.

Hollywood Made in China

1 (2013); Michael X.Y. Feng, “The 'Chinese Dream' Deconstructed: Values and Institutions,” Journal of Chinese Political Science 20, no. 2 (2015). 14. Hortense Powdermaker, Hollywood: The Dream Factory, an Anthropologist Looks at the ...

Author: Aynne Kokas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520294028

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 272

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"In a race to capture new audiences, Hollywood moguls began courting Chinese investors to create branded entertainment on an international scale--from behemoth theme parks to blockbuster films--after China's 2001 World Trade Organization entry. Hollywood Made in China examines this compelling dynamic, where the distinctions between Hollywood's "Dream Factory" and the "Chinese Dream" of global influence become increasingly blurred. What is revealed illuminates how China's influence is transforming the global media industries from the inside out"--Provided by publisher.

Hollywood Is the Dream Factory and No One Dreams about Older Women

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Page: 109

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Hooray for Hollywood

How has Hollywood - as a place, an industry, a concept, and a myth - affected American culture as a whole? This book addresses this complex question.

Author: Bob Batchelor

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ISBN: 0313397058

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Directory of World Cinema American Hollywood

As Caryn James summed up, Powdermaker's Hollywood, the Dream Factory 'presented the unromantic picture of an industry churning out mass-produced dreams with all the cold efficiency of a Detroit auto plant' (James 1989).

Author: Lincoln Geraghty

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841505206

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 305

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With its sprawling celebrity homes, the Walk of Fame, and the iconic sign on the hill, Hollywood is truly the land of stars. Glamorous and larger-than-life, many of the most memorable motion pictures of all time have emanated from its multimillion-dollar film industry, which exports more films per capita than that of any other nation.Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood lays out the cinematic history of Tinseltown - the industry, the audiences, and, of course, the stars - highlighting important thematic and cultural elements throughout. Profiles and analyses of many of the industry’s most talented and prolific directors give insights into their impact on Hollywood and beyond. A slate of blockbuster successes - and notable flops - are here discussed, providing insight into the ever-shifting aesthetic of Hollywood’s enormous global audience. User-friendly and concise yet containing an astonishing amount of information, Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood shows how truly indispensable the Hollywood film industry is and provides a fascinating account of its cultural and artistic significance as it marks its centennial.

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An Introduction to Film Studies

Stars Long before the 1930s , a whole subsidiary industry had grown up promoting the Hollywood ' dream factory ' , its films and its stars . This continued throughout the studio era , fuelled by the publicity machines of the film ...

Author: Jill Nelmes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415262690

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 500

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An Introduction to Film Studies has established itself as the leading textbook for students of cinema. This revised and updated third edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, and introduces some of the world's key national cinemas including British, Indian, Soviet and French. Written by experienced teachers in the field and lavishly illustrated with over 122 film stills and production shots, it will be essential reading for any student of film.Features of the third edition include:*full coverage of all the key topics at undergraduate level*comprehensive and up-to-date information and new case studies on recent films such as Gladiator , Spiderman , The Blair Witch Project, Fight Club , Shrek and The Matrix*annotated key readings, further viewing, website resources, study questions, a comprehensive bibliography and indexes, and a glossary of key terms will help lecturers prepare tutorials and encourage students to undertake independent study.Individual chapters include:*Film form and narrative*Spectator, audience and response*Critical approaches to Hollywood cinema: authorship, genre and stars*Animation: forms and meaning*Gender and film*Lesbian and gay cinema*British cinema*Soviet montage Cinema*French New Wave*Indian Cinema