Hollywood Cinema, 2nd Edition

Hollywood Cinema, 2nd Edition

by RichardMaltby (Author)


This comprehensive introduction to Hollywood cinema provides a fascinating account of the world's most powerful film industry and examines its cultural and aesthetic significance. Taking a wide-ranging approach, and spotlighting such films as A Star is Born, Singing in the Rain, Forrest Gump, and Titanic, it explores and interprets Hollywood cinema in history and in the present, in theory and in practice. For this new edition, the book has been extensively revised, with the historical material updated, and including references to Hollywood movies after 1990. New features include box sections, further reading lists, and chapter summaries. Well illustrated and clearly written, this is an indispensable text for students and readers of Hollywood history and culture.


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Format: Illustrated
Pages: 714
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 10 Mar 2003

ISBN 10: 0631216154
ISBN 13: 9780631216155

Media Reviews
Hollywood Cinema is an important book, one to be included in any consideration of American film and its influence in world cinema. Journal of Film and Video This updated and enhanced edition of Richard Maltby's Hollywood Cinema is quite simply the best single textbook on the subject. In clear, user-friendly fashion, Maltby provides an astonishing amount of basic information about Hollywood while explaining how both the movies and the critical/theoretical discourse of film study have evolved over time. The book is not only an extremely useful overview but also an important intervention in current debates. An intelligent blending of formal and historical analysis, it should become essential reading for every serious student of film, whether beginner or advanced. James Naremore, Indiana University In its first edition, Hollywood Cinema quickly became a 'must-have' volume for anyone interested in film. Beautifully reorganized, expanded, and updated with features that enhance its usefulness for research and teaching, this revised edition shows how truly indispensable Maltby's work on Hollywood is to media studies. Barbara Klinger, Indiana University
Author Bio
Richard Maltby is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Humanities at Flinders University. At the University of Exeter he established the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture. He is the author of Harmless Entertainment: Hollywood and the Ideology of Consensus (1983) and Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction (1e, 1995), and co-editor (with Melvyn Stokes) of Identifying Hollywood's Audiences: Cultural Identity and the Movies (1999) Hollywood Spectatorship: Changing Perceptions of Cinema Audiences (2001).