Golden Age of Cinema Hollywood, 1929-1945

ISBN-10: 1405163739
ISBN-13: 9781405163736
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

This comprehensive book illuminates the most fertile and exciting period in American film, a time when the studio system was at its peak and movies played a critical role in elevating the spirits of the public. Richard B. Jewell offers a highly readable yet deeply informed account of the economics, technology, censorship, style, genres, stars and history of Hollywood during its "classical" era.

Richard B. Jewellis Professor of Critical Studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is the author ofThe Golden Age of Hollywood, andThe RKO Story, among others.

Title Page
Table of Contents
Figures and Captions
Acknowledgements
Dedication
Introduction
Major Historical Events
Economic Situation
Societal Issues
Hollywood Responds to the Crises
Other Leisure Activities
Film Business
The Studios
Production
Distribution
Exhibition
Technology
The Sound Revolution
Color Film Production
Wide-Screen Experiments of 1929-1931
Special Effects
Censorship
Silent Era Background
The Production Code
"Pre-Code " Hollywood
The Production Code Administration
"Exploitation " Films and Foreign Imports
Politics and the PCA
The Outlaw
The Office of War Information Bureau of Motion Pictures
The PCA During the War
Narrative and Style
Narrative Strategies
Stylistic Techniques
Narrative in Stagecoach
Style in Stagecoach
A Note on "Studio " Style
A Note on Genre Style
A Note on Film Noir
A Note on Directorial Style
Genres
The Western
The Gangster Film
The Adventure Film
The Horror Film
The Detective Film
The War Film
Comedy
The Musical
The Woman 's Film 6.10. Other Genres
Stars and the Star System
The Star as Business Commodity
The Multiplicity of Stars
The Star as Actor
The Most Popular Stars
Conclusion
Index

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