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By Barry Langford

On the finish of worldwide struggle II, Hollywood basked in unparalleled prosperity. considering the fact that then, quite a few demanding situations and crises have replaced the yankee movie in methods past mind's eye in 1945. still, at first of a brand new century Hollywood's world wide dominance is unbroken - certainly, in present day international economic climate the goods of the yankee leisure (of which videos at the moment are just one half) are extra ubiquitous than ever. How does latest "Hollywood" - absorbed into transnational media conglomerates like NewsCorp., Sony, and Viacom - vary from the mythical studios of Hollywood's Golden Age? What are the dominant frameworks and conventions, the historic contexts and the governing attitudes during which motion pictures are made, advertised and fed on at the present time? How have those replaced around the final seven many years? and the way have those evolving contexts assisted in shaping the shape, the fashion and the content material of Hollywood videos, from Singin' within the Rain to Pirates of the Caribbean? Barry Langford explains and interrogates the concept that of "post-classical" Hollywood cinema - its coherence, its old justification and the way it could actually aid or prevent our knowing of Hollywood from the 40s to the current. Integrating movie background, dialogue of films' social and political dimensions, and research of Hollywood's precise equipment of storytelling, Post-Classical Hollywood charts key serious debates along the histories they interpret, whereas delivering its personal account of the "post-classical." Wide-ranging but concise, tough and insightful, Post-Classical Hollywood offers a brand new viewpoint at the such a lot enduringly interesting artform of our age.

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