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By Barry Langford

On the finish of global warfare II, Hollywood basked in unheard of prosperity. on the grounds 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 all over the world dominance is undamaged - certainly, in modern-day worldwide financial system the goods of the yankee leisure (of which videos are actually just one half) are extra ubiquitous than ever. How does brand new "Hollywood" - absorbed into transnational media conglomerates like NewsCorp., Sony, and Viacom - fluctuate from the mythical studios of Hollywood's Golden Age? What are the dominant frameworks and conventions, the old contexts and the governing attitudes during which motion pictures 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 contributed to 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 idea that of "post-classical" Hollywood cinema - its coherence, its old justification and the way it may well aid or prevent our knowing of Hollywood from the 40s to the current. Integrating movie background, dialogue of flicks' social and political dimensions, and research of Hollywood's specified equipment of storytelling, Post-Classical Hollywood charts key severe debates along the histories they interpret, whereas delivering its personal account of the "post-classical." Wide-ranging but concise, difficult and insightful, Post-Classical Hollywood offers a brand new standpoint at the such a lot enduringly attention-grabbing artform of our age.

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