Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979

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University of California Press, 2000 - Performing Arts - 695 pages
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"David Cook's Lost Illusions is an excellent account of Hollywood in the 1970s--a decade of social upheaval around the world and major transformation in the U.S. movie industry. His book overflows with useful data, and his lucid account of mainstream entertainment is nicely supplemented by the special chapters by other scholars: Douglas Gomery on exhibition, William Rothman on documentaries, and Robin Blaetz on the avant-garde."--James O. Naremore, author of More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts
  

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Contents

Formative Industry Trends 19701979
9
Directors and Directions
67
Revision Transformation and Revival
159
Exploitation and Allusion
259
Majors MiniMajors
301
Costs Agents Stars
337
Technological Innovation and Aesthetic Response
355
Motion Picture Exhibition in 19765 America
397
MARKET DOMINATION BY Six LEADING DISTRIBUTORS OF THEATRICAL FILMS 1977 AND 1980
493
MAJOR STUDIO REVENUES AND AFTERTAX PROFITS 19701980
494
LATE SIXTIES FLOPS
496
HIT MOVIES OF THE 19681969 SEASON
497
NORTH AMERICAN RENTALS IN EXCESS OF 22 25
503
MAJOR ACADEMY AWARDS 19701980
506
Notes
515
Bibliography
561

AvantGarde Cinema of the Seventies
453
AvantGarde Cinema Filmography
479
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN THE U S EACH YEAR 19701980
491
MAJOR COMPANY SHARE OF NEW RELEASES HANDLED BY NATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS 19701980
492

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About the author (2000)

David A. Cook is Founding Director of the Film Studies program at Emory University, where he is Professor of Film. He is the author of A History of Narrative Film (1996) and the "Motion Picture History" entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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