eBook History of the American Cinema: Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930-1939, 1st Edition

  • Volume 5
  • Tino Balio
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  • ISBN-10: 0684315246
  • ISBN-13: 9780684315249
  • DDC: 791.430973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 483 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 1993 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 1993
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Overview

The advent of color, big musicals, the studio system, and the beginning of institutionalized censorship made the 1930s the defining decade for Hollywood. The year 1939, celebrated as "Hollywood's greatest year," saw the release of such memorable films as Gone With The Wind, The Wizard Of Oz, and Stagecoach. It was a time when the studios exercised nearly absolute control over their product as well as over such stars as Bette Davis, Clark Gable, and Humphrey Bogart. In this fifth volume of the award-winning series History of the American Cinema, Tino Balio examines every aspect of the filmmaking and film exhibition system as it matured during the Depression era.

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    ISBN-10: 0684191156 | ISBN-13: 9780684191157

Reviews

"This series should become a standard reference source in every U.S. Library"-- CHOICE

— Choice

"The amount of fascinating information that has not been seen before is generous...What a story! And what a story to come...I can't wait for the sequels."-- The New York Times Book Review (Volumes 1,2 and 3)

— New York Times Book Review

"Undoubtedly and deservedly, the Scribner's volumes will become the standard reference works for the history of American film." --Film Quarterly (Volumes 1-3)

— Film Quarterly

"There's no doubt that these books will find use in college libraries across the nation."-- Booklist

— Booklist

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History of the American Cinema: Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930-1939, Volume 5  (ISBN-10: 0684191156 | ISBN-13: 9780684191157)

This award-winning examination of the American film industry has already been acclaimed as "A major achievement in film history, unlikely to be surpassed for many years" (American Historical Review) and an "indispensable" set (Film Quarterly) that "should become the standard reference work in every American library" (Choice).

The 10-volume, illustrated series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century right up to 1990. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Each volume focuses on a separate decade, providing a narrative on the evolution of both the business and the art of film in America. Each volume is heavily illustrated, and ends with several indexes, notes, a bibliography and a variety of appendixes of top-grossing films, stars and Oscar winners, and more.

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.

Price: $183.00

History of the American Cinema: Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930-1939, Volume 5  (ISBN-10: 0684191156 | ISBN-13: 9780684191157)

This award-winning examination of the American film industry has already been acclaimed as "A major achievement in film history, unlikely to be surpassed for many years" (American Historical Review) and an "indispensable" set (Film Quarterly) that "should become the standard reference work in every American library" (Choice).

The 10-volume, illustrated series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century right up to 1990. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Each volume focuses on a separate decade, providing a narrative on the evolution of both the business and the art of film in America. Each volume is heavily illustrated, and ends with several indexes, notes, a bibliography and a variety of appendixes of top-grossing films, stars and Oscar winners, and more.

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.

Price: $183.00