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Movie Wars
By Jonathan Rosenbaum

Movie Wars

How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Movies We Can See

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Movie Wars by Jonathan Rosenbaum

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Questioning the assumptions that govern our culture, this book focuses on one medium -- the movies. In particular, it examines how movies are packaged, distributed, and promoted, exposing industry secrets such as how Miramax often buys distribution rights to movies it then fails to distribute, presumably to make sure its competitors don't get them. The book shows, for the first time, how the corporate ownership of movie theatres defies antitrust laws and precedents stretching back over 50 years. While the average American can usually find a book or record that has not been endorsed by the mainstream media, when it comes to movies, consumers are powerless against what Rosenbaum calls 'the media-industrial complex'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781556524547
ISBN-10: 1556524544
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 13mm)
Pages: 234
Imprint: A Cappella Books
Publisher: A Cappella Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Jonathan Rosenbaum

Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia by Jonathan Rosenbaum Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia, Paperback (September 2010)

For film critic Rosenbaum, there is no high or low cinema, only more interesting or less interesting films. This book gathers together over fifty examples of Rosenbaum's criticism from the past four decades, each of which demonstrates his passion for the way we view movies, as well as how we write about them.

Action! by Jonathan Rosenbaum Action!, Paperback (July 2009)

'Action!' draws on the very best published and unpublished interviews of the 'Bright Lights Film Journal', and contains many gems, including the last ever interview given by Francois Truffaut, four months before he died.

Essential Cinema by Jonathan Rosenbaum Essential Cinema, Paperback (August 2008)

A cogent and provocative argument about the art of film, Essential Cinema is a fiercely independent reference book of must-see movies for film lovers everywhere.

Discovering Orson Welles by Jonathan Rosenbaum Discovering Orson Welles, Paperback (May 2007)

Collects a film critic's writings on Orson Welles - some thirty-five years of them - and makes a case for the seriousness of his work, illuminating both Welles the artist and Welles the man.

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Author Biography - Jonathan Rosenbaum

Jonathan Rosenbaum is a film critic for the "Chicago Reader" and is the author of "Moving Places, Placing Movies, Movies as Politics," and "Dead Man." He is a frequent contributor to "Film Comment" and "Cineaste." He lives in Chicago."

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