New Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction

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Columbia University Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 296 pages
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King looks at the Hollywood "Renaissance" from the late 1960s to the late 1970s, industrial factors shaping the construction of the corporate blockbuster, the role of auteur directors, genre and stardom in New Hollywood, narrative and spectacle in the contemporary blockbuster, and the relationship between production for the big and small screens. Case studies considered include Taxi Driver, Godzilla, and Gladiator, tracing the roots of New Hollywood from the 1950s to the start of the twenty-first century.

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Examining American filmmaking from both a social and an industrial standpoint, King (media, Brunel Univ., West London) seeks to define the "New Hollywood." He begins with an analysis of key films from ... Read full review

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Geoff King is lecturer in film and television studies at Brunel University in West London. His books include Film Comedy, Spectacular Narratives, and, with Tanya Krzywinska, Science Fiction Cinema. He is also coeditor of ScreenPlay: Cinema/Videogames/Interfaces.

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