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The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era

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Publisher Comments:

At a time when the studio is making a stunning comeback, film historian Thomas Schatz provides an indispensable account of Hollywood's tradional blend of business and art. This book lays to rest the persistent myth that businesspeople and producers stifle artistic talent and reveals instead the genius of a system of collaboration and conflict. Working from industry documents, Schatz traces the development of house styles, the rise and fall of careers, and the making-and unmaking-of movies, from Frankenstein to Spellbound to Grand Hotel. Richly illustrated and highly readable, The Genius of the System gives the definitive view of the workings of the Old Hollywood and the foundations of the New.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 493-507) and index.

About the Author

Thomas Schatz, Professor of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas in Austin, is also the author of Hollywood Genres.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805046663
Foreword:
Bach, Steven
Author:
Bach, Steven
Author:
Schatz, Thomas
Publisher:
Holt McDougal
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Production and direction
Subject:
Telecommunications
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Acoustics & Sound
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
Motion picture studios
Subject:
Motion picture studios -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Number:
1st Metro pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
nr. 8
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.186 in 1.26 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Film History and Theory
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