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The Roots of Modern Hollywood

Author : Nick Smedley
Publisher : Intellect (UK)
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
ISBN : 1783203730

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In this insightful study of Hollywood cinema since 1969, film historian Nick Smedley traces the cultural and intellectual heritage of American films, showing how the more thoughtful recent cinema owes a profound debt to Hollywood's traditions of liberalism, first articulated in the New Deal era. Although American cinema is not usually thought of as politically or socially engaged, Smedley demonstrates how Hollywood can be seen as one of the most value-laden of all national cinemas. Drawing on a long historical view of the persistent trends and themes in Hollywood cinema, Smedley illustrates how films from recent decades have continued to explore the balance between unbridled individualistic capitalism and a more socially engaged liberalism. He also brings out the persistence of pacifism in Hollywood's consideration of American foreign policy in Vietnam and the Middle East. His third theme concerns the treatment of women in Hollywood films, and the belated acceptance by the film community of a wider role for the American post-feminist woman. Featuring important new interviews with four of Hollywood's most influential directors--Michael Mann, Peter Weir, Tony Gilroy, and Paul Haggis--The Roots of Modern Hollywood is an incisive account of where Hollywood is today and the path it has taken to get there.

Young Hollywood

Author : Claiborne Swanson Frank
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Art
ISBN : 1614282463

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Young Hollywood by Claiborne Swanson Frank Pdf

This splendid new body of work by portrait photographer and stylist Claiborne Swanson Frank comes on the heels of her first Assouline book, American Beauty. Swanson Frank has photographed sixty of the hottest up-and- coming women in the entertainment industry today--actresses, directors, stylists, and more, from Isabel Lucas and Elisabeth Moss to Mickey Sumner and Amber Heard--drawing inspiration from old Hollywood. Brimming with gorgeous portraits, alongside short texts in the women's voices, and a foreword by Michael Kors, this volume captures the essence of what it means to be a starlet in modern-day Hollywood.


Author : Charles Bukowski
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 411 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2009-03-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780061970016

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Hollywood by Charles Bukowski Pdf

From iconic tortured artist/everyman Charles Bukowski, Hollywood is the fictionalization of his experience adapting his novel Barfly into a movie by the same name. Henry Chinaski, Bukowski’s alter-ego, is pushed to translate a semi-autobiographical book into a screenplay for John Pinchot. He reluctantly agrees, and is thrust into the otherworld called Hollywood, with its parade of eccentric and maddening characters: producers, artists, actors and actresses, film executives and journalists. In this world, the artistry of books and film is lost to the dollar, and Chinaski struggles to keep his footing in the tangle of cons that comprise movie making. Hollywood is Dirty Old Man Bukowski at his most lucid. It overflows with curses, sex, and alcohol. And through it all, or from it all, Bukowski finds flashes of truth about the human condition.

The Hollywood Book Club

Author : Steven Rea
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 124 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2019-09-10
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781452183732

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Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe—the brightest stars of the silver screen couldn't resist curling up with a good book. This unique collection of rare photographs celebrates the joy of reading in classic film style. The Hollywood Book Club captures screen luminaries on set, in films, in playful promotional photos, or in their own homes and libraries with books from literary classics to thrillers, from biographies to children's books, reading with their kids, and more. Featuring nearly 60 enchanting images, lively captions about the stars and what they're reading by Hollywood photo archivist Steven Rea, here's a real page-turner for booklovers and cinephiles.

This Was Hollywood

Author : Carla Valderrama
Publisher : Running Press Adult
Page : 236 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2020-11-17
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780762495856

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This Was Hollywood by Carla Valderrama Pdf

In this one-of-a-kind Hollywood history, the creator of Instagram's celebrated @ThisWasHollywood reveals the forgotten past of the film world in a dazzling visual package modeled on the classic fan magazines of yesteryear. From former screen legends who have faded into obscurity to new revelations about the biggest movie stars, Valderrama unearths the most fascinating little-known tales from the birth of Hollywood through its Golden Age. The shocking fate of the world's first movie star. Clark Gable's secret love child. The film that nearly ended Paul Newman's career. A former child star who, at ninety-three, reveals her #metoo story for the first time. Valderrama unfolds these stories, and many more, in a volume that is by turns riveting, maddening, hilarious, and shocking. Drawing on new interviews, archival research, and an exhaustive library of photographs, This Was Hollywood is a compelling and visually stunning catalogue of the lost history of the movies.

Working in Hollywood

Author : Ronny Regev
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2018-09-25
Category : History
ISBN : 9781469637068

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A history of the Hollywood film industry as a modern system of labor, this book reveals an important untold story of an influential twentieth-century workplace. Ronny Regev argues that the Hollywood studio system institutionalized creative labor by systemizing and standardizing the work of actors, directors, writers, and cinematographers, meshing artistic sensibilities with the efficiency-minded rationale of industrial capitalism. The employees of the studios emerged as a new class: they were wage laborers with enormous salaries, artists subjected to budgets and supervision, stars bound by contracts. As such, these workers--people like Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn, and Anita Loos--were the outliers in the American workforce, an extraordinary working class. Through extensive use of oral histories, personal correspondence, studio archives, and the papers of leading Hollywood luminaries as well as their less-known contemporaries, Regev demonstrates that, as part of their contribution to popular culture, Hollywood studios such as Paramount, Warner Bros., and MGM cultivated a new form of labor, one that made work seem like fantasy.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 335 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2021-06-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780063112537

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino Pdf

Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited first work of fiction—at once hilarious, delicious and brutal—is the always surprising, sometimes shocking, novelization of his Academy Award winning film. RICK DALTON—Once he had his own TV series, but now Rick’s a washed-up villain-of-the week drowning his sorrows in whiskey sours. Will a phone call from Rome save his fate or seal it? CLIFF BOOTH—Rick’s stunt double, and the most infamous man on any movie set because he’s the only one there who might have got away with murder. . . . SHARON TATE—She left Texas to chase a movie-star dream, and found it. Sharon’s salad days are now spent on Cielo Drive, high in the Hollywood Hills. CHARLES MANSON—The ex-con’s got a bunch of zonked-out hippies thinking he’s their spiritual leader, but he’d trade it all to be a rock ‘n’ roll star.

3-D Hollywood

Author : Suzanne Lloyd Hayes
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 95 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Photography
ISBN : 0671769480

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3-D Hollywood by Suzanne Lloyd Hayes Pdf

Gathers 3-D photographs of Hollywood actors, actresses, and celebrities

Hollywood's Film Wars with France

Author : Jens Ulff-Møller
Publisher : University Rochester Press
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Art
ISBN : 1580460860

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Hollywood's Film Wars with France by Jens Ulff-Møller Pdf

It is based on hitherto unstudied documents from these institutions. While European film production was at a standstill after World War I, Hollywood companies flooded the European market with hundreds of films at very low prices."--BOOK JACKET.

Hollywood's Cold War

Author : Tony Shaw
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2007-09-19
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780748630738

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Hollywood's Cold War

Hollywood's Melodramatic Imagination

Author : Geoff Mayer
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 350 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2021-12-22
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781476643076

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Hollywood's Melodramatic Imagination by Geoff Mayer Pdf

Melodrama is the foundation of American cinema. It is, however, a poorly understood term. While it is a pervasive and persuasive dramatic mode, it is not tied to any specific moral or ideological system. It is not a singular genre; rather, it operates as a "genre generating machine" capable of determining the aesthetics and structure of the drama within many genres. Melodrama centers the conflict around the clash between good and evil and provides a sense of poetic justice--but the specific values embedded in notions of good and evil are determined by the culture, and they shift from nation to nation, region to region, and period to period. This book explores the "populist" westerns of the 1930s, the propaganda films that followed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the popularity of Sax Rohmer's master villain Fu Manchu. "Melodramas of passion" and film noir also offer a challenge to melodrama with its seemingly alienated protagonists and downbeat endings. Yet, with few exceptions, Hollywood was able to assimilate these genres within its melodramatic imagination.

Hollywood's Indies

Author : Yannis Tzioumakis
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2013-08-12
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780748664535

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Hollywood's Indies by Yannis Tzioumakis Pdf

Hollywood's Indies offers an in depth examination of the phenomenon of the classics divisions by tracing its history since the establishment of the first specialty label in 1980.

Hollywood's 100 Leading Actresses

Author : Hseham Amrahs
Publisher : Mahesh Dutt Sharma
Page : 524 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2024-01-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Hollywood's 100 Leading Actresses by Hseham Amrahs Pdf

The Hollywood 100 is a carefully curated list that spans generations, genres, and the ever-evolving landscape of the film industry. Each actress selected for this collection has not only graced the screen but has also left an indelible mark on the cultural zeitgeist. From the luminosity of the Golden Age to the dynamism of contemporary cinema, these women have transcended the screen, becoming beacons of inspiration for aspiring actors and audiences alike. Behind the glamour and glitz, each actress's journey is a tale of passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence. Whether they emerged from humble beginnings or were born into the limelight, their stories are threaded with the common theme of dedication to their craft. From auditions that tested their mettle to roles that defined careers, these narratives unfold like a script, revealing the raw, unfiltered reality that exists behind the scenes.

Hollywood's Man who Worried for the Stars

Author : Carolyn Roos Olsen,Marylin Hudson
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781434351135

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Hollywood's Man who Worried for the Stars by Carolyn Roos Olsen,Marylin Hudson Pdf

For years people said someone should write a book about Bö Roos, but nobody will believe it. Now his daughter Carolyn has written the book, and it is believeable as it captures Hollywood's Golden Age and Bö Roos's unique part in it as one of Hollywood's most powerful and successful business managers. It's an amazing piece of Hollywood history that hasn't been covered before. Ben Newman, Attorney (Bö Roos) virtually founded the profession of business manager and personal manager (to Hollywood's stars). Daily Variety Because of his flamboyant, high powered and hectic way of life, Bö (pronounced Boo) Roos could have been the model for the movie sterotype of the Hollywood business manager. The New York Times Bö Roos' life story is a saga that would top the Horatio Alger novels of yesteryear. The Foreign Friends of Acapulco newsletter Bö Roos was a man of outsize personality and zest. Ballerina Margot Fonteyn Bö Roos not only keeps (his clients) on an allowance - he eats, drinks, and even weeps with them. Saturday Evening Post Bö invested and took risks right alongside his clients claiming more conservative managers were 'guys going through life with nothing on their chests.' Working with him was always full of excitement and the unexpected. Carolyn's captured his story well. Al Marsella, CPA

Aristotle in Hollywood

Author : Ari Hiltunen
Publisher : Intellect (UK)
Page : 172 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Art
ISBN : UOM:39015056475935

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Aristotle in Hollywood by Ari Hiltunen Pdf

Throughout the centuries Aristotle's Poetics remained something of a mystery. What was the great philosopher trying to say about the nature of drama and storytelling? What did he mean by pity, fear and catharsis? In this book, Ari Hiltunen explains the mystery of the 'proper pleasure', which, according to Aristotle, is the goal of drama and can be brought about by using certain storytelling strategies. Hiltunen develops Aristotle's thesis to demonstrate how the world's best-loved fairy tales, Shakespeare's success, and empirical studies on the enjoyment of drama and brain physiology, all give support to the idea of a universal 'proper pleasure' through storytelling. Examining the key concepts and logic of Poetics, Hiltunen offers a unique insight to anyone who wants to know the secret of successful storytelling, both in the past and in today's multi-billion dollar entertainment industry. Ari Hiltunen concludes that Aristotle's ideas and insights are as valid today as they were over 2000 years ago. This book will be of interest to all those working and studying in the fields of communication, media and writing.