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Making films in contemporary Hollywood /
Alan Lovell and Gianluca Sergi
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London : Hodder Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Oxford University Press, c2005.
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vii, 162 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0340809833 (pbk.)
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London : Hodder Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Oxford University Press, c2005.
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0340809833 (pbk.)
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9780340809839 (pbk.)
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5401028
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-154) and index
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'Making Films in Contemporary Hollywood' contains analysis, interviews and case studies of 'Chinatown', 'Jurassic Park' and 'When Harry Met Sally', bringing a fresh perspective to the study of filmmaking that will be both informative and provocative for media and film studies students at all levels.
Long Description
Traditionally, film critics have concentrated on the director, seeing feature filmmaking as a form of individual expression. The authors challenge this view, arguing that filmmaking is a form of collective expression. They examine the idea that many including editors, cinematographers and sound designers, contribute to the making of a film, and argue that it is misleading to classify them as technicians. The authors consider how money and power determine the structure within which all those involved with filmmaking work. And, in challenging the accepted view of the dynamics of filmmaking, the book raises questions about the nature of the feature film. Is it essentially a visual form? What place does sound have? How important is the script? Making Films in Contemporary Hollywood contains analysis, interviews and case studies of Chinatown , Jurassic Park and When Harry Met Sally , bringing a fresh perspective to the study of filmmaking that will be both informative and provocative for Media and Film Studies students at all levels.
Main Description
Alan Lovellwas formerly Senior Lecturer in Media, Journalism and Cultural Studies at Staffordshire University. His publications includeAnarchist CinemaandDon Siegel. He has also worked as a director and writer for television, on many programmes, includingStar,Traces Left,Are You Being Served Well'andThe Black and White Pirate Show. Gianluca Sergiis Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of TheDolby Era: Film Sound in Contemporary Hollywood. Traditionally, film critics have concentrated on the director, seeing feature filmmaking as a form of individual expression. The authors challenge this view, arguing that filmmaking is a form of collection expression. They examine the idea that many individuals, including editors, cinematographers and sound designers, contribute to the making of a film, and argue that it is misleading to classify them as technicians. The authors consider is how money and power determines the structure within which all those involved with filmmaking work. And, in challenging the accepted view of the dynamics of filmmaking, the book raises questions about the nature of the feature film. Is it essentially a visual form? What place does it have? How important is the script?Making Films in Contemporary Hollywoodcontains analysis, interviews and case studies ofChinatown,Jurassic Park, andWhen Harry Met Sally, bringing a fresh perspective to the study of filmmaking that will be both informative and provocative for Media and Film Studies students at all levels.
Main Description
Traditionally, film critics have concentrated on the director, seeing feature filmmaking as a form of individual expression. The authors challenge this view, arguing that filmmaking is a form of collection expression. They examine the idea that many individuals, including editors,cinematographers and sound designers, contribute to the making of a film, and argue that it is misleading to classify them as technicians. The authors consider is how money and power determines the structure within which all those involved with filmmaking work. And, in challenging the accepted viewof the dynamics of filmmaking, the book raises questions about the nature of the feature film. Is it essentially a visual form? What place does it have? How important is the script? Making Films in Contemporary Hollywood contains analysis, interviews and case studies of Chinatown, Jurassic Park, and When Harry Met Sally, bringing a fresh perspective to the study of filmmaking that will be both informative and provocative for Media and Film Studies students at alllevels.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The politics of filmmakingp. 12
What do filmmakers think about filmmaking?p. 17
Oscars and aestheticsp. 48
Observations : Bonfire of the vanities, Up close and personal, heaven's gatep. 60
Criticism : Jurassic Park, Chinatown, When Harry Met Sallyp. 74
Conclusion - authors, entertainers, and other issuesp. 113
Filmmakers' gridsp. 125
Film credits (Jurassic Park, Chinatown, When Harry Met Sally)p. 130
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