Book , Print in English

The persistence of Hollywood

by Thomas Elsaesser.
  • New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
  • viii, 395 pages ; 26 cm.
Subjects
Contents
  • pt. I Flashback: Of Objects of Love and Objects of Study
  • 1. Film Studies in Britain: Cinephilia, Screen Theory and Cultural Studies
  • 2. Name for a Pleasure that has No Substitute: Vincente Minnelli
  • 3. All the Lonely Places: The Heroes of Nicholas Ray
  • 4. Sam Fuller's Productive Pathologies: The Hero as (His Own Best) Enemy
  • 5. Cinephilia: Or the Uses of Disenchantment
  • pt. II Genius of the System
  • 6. Persistence of Hollywood, Part I: The Continuity Principle
  • 7. Why Hollywood?
  • 8. Narrative Cinema and Audience Aesthetics: The Mise-en-Scene of the Spectator
  • 9. Film as System: Or How to Step Through an Open Door
  • 10. Gangsters and Grapefruits: Masculinity and Marginality in The Public Enemy
  • pt. III Studio and Genre: Auteurs Maudits, Mavericks and Eminent Europeans
  • 11. Transatlantic Triangulations: William Dieterle and the Warner Bros. Biopics
  • 12. Welles and Virtuosity: Citizen Kane as Character-Mask
  • 13. Dandy in Hitchcock
  • 14. Too Big and Too Close: Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang
  • 15. Robert Altman's Nashville: Putting on the Show
  • 16. Stanley Kubrick's Prototypes: The Author as World-Maker
  • pt. IV Genie out of the Bottle: The Return of the System as Auteur?
  • 17. Pathos of Failure: Notes on the Unmotivated Hero
  • 18. Auteur Cinema and the New Economy Hollywood
  • 19. Love that Never Dies: Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • 20. Blockbuster as Time Machine
  • 21. Auteurism Today: Signature Products, Concept-Authors and Access for All: Avatar
  • pt. V Persistence of Hollywood
  • 22. Digital Hollywood: Between Truth, Belief and Trust
  • 23. Persistence of Hollywood, Part II: Reflexivity, Feedback and Self-Regulation.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780415968133 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0415968135 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9780415968140 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0415968143 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9780203152508 (e-book : alk. paper)
  • 0203152506 (e-book : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2011024177
  • OCLC: 730254138