New Hollywood Cinema

Author: Geoff King
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860647505
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New Hollywood Cinema from the Author: Geoff King. This title looks at Hollywood from the Renaissance of the 1960s to the current dominance of the corporate blockbuster. It discusses diverse films, focusing on the interactions between different levels - including the impact on Hollywood of television and advertising.

Storytelling In The New Hollywood

Author: Kristin Thompson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674839755
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Storytelling In The New Hollywood from the Author: Kristin Thompson. Drawing on a wide range of films from the 1920s to the 1990s--from Keaton's "Our Hospitality" to "Casablanca" to "Terminator 2," Kristin Thompson offers the first in-depth analysis of Hollywood's storytelling techniques and how they are used to make complex, easily comprehensible, entertaining films. Thompson then demonstrates in detail how classical narrative techniques work in ten box-office and critical successes made since the New Hollywood began in the 1970s including "Tootsie," "The Silence of the Lambs, Parenthood, Alien," and "Hannah and Her Sisters."

The New Hollywood

Author: Peter Krämer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850050
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The New Hollywood from the Author: Peter Krämer. On December 8, 1967 Time magazine put Bonnie and Clyde on its cover and announced, "The New Cinema: Violence … Sex … Art." The following decade has long been celebrated as a golden age in American film history. In this innovative study, Peter Krämer offers a systematic discussion of the biggest hits of the period (including The Graduate [1967], The Exorcist [1973] and Jaws [1975]). He relates the distinctive features of these hits to changes in the film industry, in its audiences and in American society at large.

The New Hollywood

Author: James Bernardoni
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786483075
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The New Hollywood from the Author: James Bernardoni. The "Old Hollywood" of studios, stars, and house directors began to break up in the 1960s. Newly independent directors freed from budgetary and aesthetic limitations imposed by studio moguls were the "New Hollywood." Directors could develop their own styles, hire whom they wanted, and make movies that would dazzle jaded audiences. Hollywood would never be the same ... What happened? The author looks at the productions of the "New Hollywood" to answer that question. Scene by scene analyses of some of the 70s most significant films (i. e., Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver, M. A. S. H., Annie Hall, and American Graffiti) assess both the successes and failures of the New Hollywood.

The New Hollywood

Author: Jim Hillier
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
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The New Hollywood from the Author: Jim Hillier. The studio system, which had dominated Hollywood for more than half a century, finally fell apart in the late 1960s. The uncertainty that followed opened the way for independent producers, many of whom were already specializing in exploitation movies with titles like Slumber Party Massacre, which were targeted at the 12-to-20-year-old age group. These films, with their starvation budgets and impossible shooting schedules, gave a start to a number of notable directors. Others were meanwhile trying their luck in television or shooting experimental movies. The first post-studio directors, the so-called "movie brats" (Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Scorsese, and De Palma) are now famous. Behind them has come a new generation of directors, often controversial, who now make some of Hollywood's most interesting pictures. This book, based on in-depth interviews, looks at the experiences of some thirty of them in getting established and keeping afloat in the new Hollywood. Drawing upon information gathered in interviews more often than quoting directly from them, Jim Hillier has produced an absorbing account from the filmmakers' viewpoint of the business of filmmaking. Some of the new generation of directors have already had hits such as Terminator (James Cameron), The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme), Gremlins (Joe Dante), Sleeping with the Enemy (Joseph Ruben), and Look Who's Talking (Amy Heckerling). Others continue to make inexpensive horror movies. Yet others divide their time between cinema and television, among them Michael Mann, who directed Manhunter for the cinema and produced Miami Vice and Crime Story for television, and David Lynch of Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, and Twin Peaks. Among those included are Bill Duke (A Rage in Harlem), Mike Figgis (Internal Affairs), Randa Haines (Children of a Lesser God), Tim Hunter (River's Edge), Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing), Jim McBride (The Big Easy), and Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan). Today, the name Hollywood conjures up not simply tinseltown itself but the whole of the American film industry. The New Hollywood bears witness to the diversity and vigor still remaining in an industry that over the past twenty years has become more dispersed, less rigidly organized - and much more costly. Jim Hillier's book provides the essential background to understanding the economic and creative forces that will carry the American cinema into the 21st century.

New Hollywood

Author: Renate Hehr
Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
ISBN: 3930698943
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New Hollywood from the Author: Renate Hehr. The surprising success of Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate and Easy Rider in the late sixties marks a turning-point in the history of the American cinema, as these are films that differ in their style fundamentally from the traditional Hollywood films. They revised the traditional genre formulae and overturned the rules of classical narrative structure, but they were also aimed at a young audience influenced by alternative culture, a group that the big studios had ignored until then. The American film industry, which was in financial crisis and in a phase of artistic stagnation in the sixties because it had tried to meet increasing competition from television by producing blockbusters, started to think again, and became more receptive to new ideas. A period of artistic renewal began, of a kind that had never been possible before in America on such a radical scale. The first wave of New Hollywood was starting to die down in 1971, as the films were often too experimental, too self-referential and too alien for a mass audience, and the market for the limited target group of a young audience interested in culture was quickly saturated. But important stimuli emerged, and made it possible for a series of filmmakers like Robert Altman, Arthur Penn, Mike Nichols, Alan Pakula, Sydney Pollack, Stanley Kubrick, Sam Peckinpah, Paul Mazursky, Hal Ashby and ultimately an exceptional figure like Woody Allen to establish themselves permanently. They were joined in the seventies by the younger generation of so-called film prodigies like Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, William Friedkin, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Brian De Palma, Paul Schrader or George Lucas. They all represented the liberation of the director from the dictates of the studio, the acquisition of a right to have individual artistic handwriting and the era of the director as superstar.

New Hollywood Violence

Author: Steven Jay Schneider
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719067235
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New Hollywood Violence from the Author: Steven Jay Schneider. Exploring the depiction of violence and related issues in Hollywood productions, this book focuses on the motivations and cultural politics of violence on the big screen, as well as its effects on viewers and society as a whole.

The Last Great American Picture Show

Author: Alexander Horwath
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9053566317
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The Last Great American Picture Show from the Author: Alexander Horwath. This publication is a major evaluation of the 1970s American cinema, including cult film directors such as Bogdanovich Altman and Peckinpah.

The Lucas Effect George Lucas And The New Hollywood

Author: Patti J. McCarthy
Publisher: Teneo Press
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The Lucas Effect George Lucas And The New Hollywood from the Author: Patti J. McCarthy. A filmmaker, visionary, and entrepreneur, George Lucas has not only changed the way we experience film and filmmaking, but also revolutionized film industry practices and standards. George Lucas, on an economic, aesthetic, and cultural level, has contributed more than any other individual to the shaping of the New Hollywood and is one of the most important figures in film history. His contribution to the film industry and our culture can be defined as the "Lucas Effect." Until now Lucas' work has been studied categorically. That is, popular books have been written that focus specifically on his life, his marketing skills, his films, his fans, or his various business accomplishments and practices. This is the first book to weave these threads together into a cohesive, rigorous study that illustrates the far reaching impact and importance of his creative genius. This book is important not only for film academics, students of film criticism and theory, popular culture scholars, and film devotees, but also for industry power brokers, Lucas fans and anyone who is interested in the work, life, and legacy of one of film's most important visionaries, George Lucas.

New Hollywood

Author: Lambert M. Surhone
ISBN: 9786130380496
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New Hollywood from the Author: Lambert M. Surhone.