- Published: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Description: xvii, 349 p. ; 23 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Motion pictures -- History -- 20th century. -- California -- Los Angeles
- Motion picture industry -- History -- 20th century. -- California -- Los Angeles
- Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century.
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A history of American movies : a film-by-film look at the art, craft, and business of cinema
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Call number: 791.43 Mo
Classic Hollywood, 1927-1948. Establishing Hollywood -- Early synchronous sound -- Classic Hollywood takes form -- Banner years -- Red, white, blue, and noir -- Postwar triumphs and reversals -- Hollywood in transition 1949-1974. Postwar unravelings -- Declining audiences and initial responses -- Hollywood on the ropes -- Indications of revival -- Conglomerate control, movie brats, and creativity -- New Hollywood, 1975-2009. Origins of Hollywood divided -- Mixed styles, mixed messages -- Hollywood in the 1980s -- New Hollywood enters the digital age -- Hollywood enters the twenty-first century.
The book focuses on 170 of the most highly regarded and recognized feature films selected by the Hollywood establishment: each Oscar winner for Best Picture, as well as those voted the greatest by members of the American Film Institute. By focusing on a select group of films that represent the epitome of these collaborations, Monaco provides an essential history of one of the modern world's most complex and successful cultural institutions: Hollywood. --from publisher description
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