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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: Hollywood in Transition 1946-1965; Introduction; 1, The Autumn of the Patriarchs; 2, The Communication of Ideas; 3, Modernising Hollywood; Part II: Crisis and Renaissance 1966-1981; Introduction; 4, Changing of the Guard; 5, New Wave Hollywood; 6, Who Lost the Picture Show?; Part III: New Hollywood 1982-2006; Introduction; 7, Corporate Hollywood; 8, Culture Wars; 9, Post-Classical Style?; Conclusion: "Hollywood" Now; Further Reading The Biggest, The Best - case studies; 1946: The Best Years of Our Lives; 1955: Marty, Cinerama Holiday; 1965: The Sound of Music; 1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Jaws; 1985: Out of Africa, Back to the Future; 1995: Braveheart, Toy Story; 2005: Crash, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

About the Author

Barry Langford is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Film Genre: Hollywood and Beyond (Edinburgh University Press, 2005) and Teaching Holocaust Literature and Film (with Robert Eaglestone, Palgrave Macmillan 2007), and has published on a wide variety of subjects in film and media studies and critical theory, including Holocaust film, Chris Marker's politics, revisionist Westerns, exilic identity in European city films, narrative temporalities in The Lord of the Rings, and British television situation comedy. His original short screenplay Torte Bluma was filmed in 2005 and premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival, going on to win awards at international festivals.

Reviews

The book's strengths are real strengths: a good deal of original research, smart writing, and interpretative originality that increases as the book progresses. Highly recommended. -- S. C. Dillon, Bates College Choice Langford's study is both comprehensive and detailed, always keeping the different levels of analysis distinct, while allowing them to inform each other and broaden our understanding of the permutations of Hollywood after 1945. -- Steen Christiansen, Aalborg University, Denmark SCOPE: An Online Journal of Film Studies The book's strengths are real strengths: a good deal of original research, smart writing, and interpretative originality that increases as the book progresses. Highly recommended. Langford's study is both comprehensive and detailed, always keeping the different levels of analysis distinct, while allowing them to inform each other and broaden our understanding of the permutations of Hollywood after 1945.

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