Golden Age of Cinema by Richard B. Jewell
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Golden Age of Cinema
By Richard B. Jewell

The Golden Age of Cinema

Hollywood 1929-1945

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Golden Age of Cinema by Richard B. Jewell

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This comprehensive book illuminates the most fertile and exciting period in American film, a time when the studio system was at its peak and movies played a critical role in elevating the spirits of the public. Richard B. Jewell offers a highly readable yet deeply informed account of the economics, technology, censorship, style, genres, stars and history of Hollywood during its "classical" era. * A major introductory textbook covering what is arguably the most fertile and exciting period in film, 1929-1945 * Analyzes many of the seminal films from the period, from The Wizard of Oz to Grand Hotel to Gone with the Wind, considering the impact they had then and still have today * Tackles the shaping forces of the period: the business practices of the industry, technological developments, censorship restraints, narrative strategies, evolution of genres, and the stars and the star system * Explores the major social, political, economic, and cultural events that helped to shape contemporary commercial cinema, as well as other leisure activities that influenced Hollywood production, including radio, vaudeville, theatre and fiction * Written in a jargon-free, lively style, and features a number of illustrations throughout the text

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405163736
ISBN-10: 1405163739
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 154mm x 17mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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One of the Big Five studios of Hollywood's golden age, RKO is remembered today primarily for the famous films it produced, from "King Kong" and "Citizen Kane" to the Astaire-Rogers musicals. This title offers a history of a roller coaster of RKO's unstable finances, management battles, and artistic gambles.

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Author Biography - Richard B. Jewell

Richard B. Jewell is the Hugh M. Hefner Professor of American Film at the University of Southern California. He is the author of The RKO Story (1982).

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