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  • Published: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Description: xvii, 349 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780810874336
  • 0810874334
  • 9780810874343
  • 0810874342


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A history of American movies : a film-by-film look at the art, craft, and business of cinema

by Monaco, Paul.

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Call number: 791.43 Mo

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

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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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