By Barry Langford

On the finish of global warfare II, Hollywood basked in unheard of prosperity. on account that then, a number of 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 undamaged - certainly, in brand new international financial system the goods of the yank leisure (of which video clips at the moment are just one half) are extra ubiquitous than ever. How does present day "Hollywood" - absorbed into transnational media conglomerates like NewsCorp., Sony, and Viacom - range from the mythical studios of Hollywood's Golden Age? What are the dominant frameworks and conventions, the old contexts and the governing attitudes by which movies are made, advertised and ate up this present day? How have those replaced around the final seven a long time? and the way have those evolving contexts assisted in shaping the shape, the fashion and the content material of Hollywood video clips, 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 ancient justification and the way it might support or prevent our figuring out of Hollywood from the 40s to the current. Integrating movie historical past, dialogue of flicks' social and political dimensions, and research of Hollywood's specific tools of storytelling, Post-Classical Hollywood charts key serious debates along the histories they interpret, whereas providing its personal account of the "post-classical." Wide-ranging but concise, difficult and insightful, Post-Classical Hollywood offers a brand new standpoint at the so much enduringly interesting artform of our age.

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