History of the American Cinema: A New Pot of Gold: Hollywood Under the Electric Rainbow, 1980-1989, 1st Edition

  • Volume 10
  • Stephen Prince
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  • ISBN-10: 0684315297
  • ISBN-13: 9780684315294
  • DDC: 791.430973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 564 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 2001, 2000
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000

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Facing an economic crisis in the 1980s, the Hollywood industry moved boldly to control the ancillary markets of videotape, video disk, pay-cable and pay-per-view, and the major studios found themselves targeted for acquisition by global media and communications companies. This volume examines the decade's transformation that took Hollywood from the production of theatrical film to media software. Some of the films discussed in this volume include: Platoon, Do The Right Thing, Blue Velvet, Diner, E.T., Batman, and Body Heat.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 068480493X | ISBN-13: 9780684804934


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