Movie-Made America A Cultural History of American Movies

ISBN-10: 0679755497
ISBN-13: 9780679755494
Edition: 1994 (Revised)
Authors: Robert Sklar
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/5/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American values. 80 black-and-white photos.

Preface to the Updated Edition
Preface
The Birth of a Mass Medium
Nickel Madness
Edison's Trust and How It Got Busted
D. W. Griffith and the Forging of Motion-Picture Art
Hollywood and the Dawning of the Aquarian Age
The Silent Film and the Passionate Life
Chaos, Magic, Physical Genius and the Art of Silent Comedy
Movie-Made Children
The House That Adolph Zukor Built
The Moguls at Bay and the Censors' Triumph
The Golden Age at Turbulence and the Golden Age of Order
The Making of Cultural Myths: Walt Disney and Frank Capra
Selling Movies Overseas
The Hollywood Gold Rush
Hollywood at War for America and at War with Itself
The Disappearing Audience and the Television Crisis
Hollywood's Collapse
The Promise of Personal Film
Nadir and Revival
Hollywood and the Age of Reagan
From Myth to Memory
Independent Images
Notes or Sources
Bibliography
Index

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