American Blockbuster: Movies, Technology, and Wonder - Sign, Storage, Transmission (Paperback)Charles R. Acland (author)
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Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"No other book traces the emergence of the stabilization of Hollywood's blockbuster strategy as deftly as American Blockbuster. Charles R. Acland's powerful synthesis of historical analysis and cultural theory along with his assessment of Hollywood's blockbuster economy-and of the studios' prevailing blockbuster aesthetic-will have a significant impact." -- Thomas Schatz, author of * The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era *
"This is a stunningly insightful and comprehensive study of the blockbuster that contributes new historical, cultural, and critical perspectives on a definitive phenomenon in American cinema. Through impeccable research and lucid writing, Charles R. Acland ultimately shows us how movie blockbusters have functioned to drive and to legitimate the 'technological exhibitionism' that lies at the heart not only of the film industry, but also society more broadly, offering a rich assessment of why these films are among the most consequential popular art forms in modern times." -- Barbara Klinger, Indiana University
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