The American Film Industry

The American Film Industry

Book - 1976
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Upon its original publication in 1976, "The American Film Industry" was welcomed by film students, scholars, and fans as the first systematic and unified history of the American movie industry. Now this indispensible anthology has been expanded and revised to include a fresh introductory overview by editor Tino Balio and ten new chapters that explore such topics as the growth of exhibition as big business, the mode of production for feature films, the star as market strategy, and the changing economics and structure of contemporary entertainment companies. The result is a unique collection of essays, more comprehensive and current than ever, that reveals how the American movie industry really worked in a century of constant change-from kinetoscopes and the coming of sound to the star system, 1950s blacklisting, and today's corporate empires.
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1976
ISBN: 9780299070045
0299070042
9780299070007
029907000X
Branch Call Number: 791.43 Am352
Characteristics: ix, 499 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Balio, Tino

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