At a time when the Hollywood studios are stronger than they have ever been during their 80-year history, film historian Thomas Schatz provides an indispensable account of Hollywood's traditional blend of business and art. The book lays to rest the persistent myth that studio executives and producers stifle artistic talent and reveals instead the genius of a system of collaboration and conflict. Working from industry documents, Schatz traces the development of house styles, the rise and fall of careers, and the making (and unmaking) of movies: from Frankenstein to Casablanca to Hitchcock's Notorious - and how it all collapsed in the face of television. The Genius of the System gives the definitive view of the workings of the Old Hollywood and the foundation of the New.From the Publisher:
Ranging from the first productions in Hollywood to the apparent destruction of the studio system with the coming of television, this is an account of the workings of the "old Hollywood" and the foundations of the "new".
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Descripción Thomas Schatz, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 528 pages. 9.25x6.22x1.46 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0571195962
Descripción Faber Faber Inc, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0571195962