Brand Hollywood: Selling Entertainment in a Global Media Age (Hardback)
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Brand Hollywood: Selling Entertainment in a Global Media Age (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 01/11/2007
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From the growth in merchandising and product placement to the rise of the movie franchise, branding has become central to the modern blockbuster economy. In a wide-ranging analysis focusing on companies such as Disney, Dolby, Paramount, New Line and, in particular, Warner Bros., Brand Hollywood provides the first sustained examination of the will-to-brand in the contemporary movie business. Outlining changes in the marketing and media environment during the 1990s and 2000s, Paul Grainge explores how the logic of branding has propelled specific kinds of approach to the status and selling of film. Analyzing the practice of branding, the poetics of corporate logos, and the industrial politics surrounding the development of branded texts, properties and spaces - including franchises ranging from Looney Tunes to Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter to The Matrix - Grainge considers the relation of branding to the emergent principle of 'total entertainment'.

Employing an interdisciplinary method drawn from film studies, cultural studies and advertising and media studies, Brand Hollywood demonstrates the complexities of selling entertainment in the global media moment, providing a fresh and engaging perspective on branding's significance for commercial film and the industrial culture from which it is produced.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415354042
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'By aptly integrating industrial histories, marketing, discourse, and textual analyses, Grainge offers an excellent model for contemporary analysis of the global media climate' - Project Muse

'Although acknowledging theories of resistance and criticisms of the current state of film entertainment, the book offers an insightful way to discuss Hollywood's presence and power relations without stopping at earlier debates surrounding cultural imperialism and cinema' - Project Muse

'Brand Hollywood should be required reading for any undergraduate or graduate course that explores contemporary dynamics of the global film industry' - Project Muse

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