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By Barry Langford

On the finish of worldwide warfare II, Hollywood basked in extraordinary prosperity. seeing that then, a number of demanding situations and crises have replaced the yank movie in methods past mind's eye in 1945. still, at the beginning of a brand new century Hollywood's world wide dominance is undamaged - certainly, in brand new worldwide economic climate the goods of the yank leisure (of which video clips are actually just one half) are extra ubiquitous than ever. How does state-of-the-art "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 in which movies are made, advertised and fed on this present day? 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 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 will probably aid or prevent our realizing of Hollywood from the 40's to the current. Integrating movie historical past, dialogue of flicks' social and political dimensions, and research of Hollywood's distinct 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, hard and insightful, Post-Classical Hollywood offers a brand new point of view at the such a lot enduringly interesting artform of our age.

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