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The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style & Mode of Production to 1960

 
 
 
 
The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style & Mode of Production to 1960
Author: David Bordwell - Janet Staiger - Kristin Thompson
ISBN 13: 9780231060554
ISBN 10: 231060556
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1985-09-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 506
List Price: $55.00
 
 

How films are conceived,planned, and produced leaves a mark upon the films, directly and structurally. The relations between film style and mode of production are, according to the authors, reciprocal and mutually influencing. The authors trace such topics as style, economics, and technology over time, demonstrating how significant changes occurrred in Hollywood from the earliest days through the sixties.

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A tour de force . . . destined to become itself a classic in film studies and a magnificent introduction to the American cinema for a much wider audience.