Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles by Mark ShielHollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles by Mark Shiel

Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles

byMark Shiel

Hardcover | August 15, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$50.95

Earn 255 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Hollywood cinema and Los Angeles cannot be understood apart. Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles traces the interaction of the real city, its movie business, and filmed image, focusing on the crucial period from the construction of the first studios in the 1910s to the decline of the studio system fifty years later.

As Los Angeles gradually became one of the ten largest cities in the world, the film industry made key contributions to its rapid growth and frequent crises in economic, social, political and cultural life. Whether filmmakers engaged with the real city on location or recreated it on a studio set, Los Angeles shaped the films that were made there and circulated influentially worldwide. The book pays particular attention to early cinema, slapstick comedy, movies about the movies and film noir, which are each explored in new ways, with an emphasis on urban and architectural space and its representation, as well as filmmaking style and technique. Including many previously unpublished photographs and new historical evidence, Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles gives us a never-before-seen view of the City of Angels.
Mark Shiel is senior lecturer in film studies at Kings College, London. He is author of Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City and coeditor of Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context and Screening the City.
Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles
Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles

by Mark Shiel

$41.59$51.96

Available for download

Not available in stores

Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City
Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City

by Mark Shiel

$16.79$20.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author
Title:Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los AngelesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:August 15, 2012Publisher:Reaktion BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1861899025

ISBN - 13:9781861899026

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles

Reviews

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Trace
2. Navigation
3. The Simulacrum
4. Geopolitical Pressure Point

Epilogue
Appendix
References
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index

Editorial Reviews

2013 Outstanding Academic Title