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Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles

Shiel, Mark

ISBN 10: 1861899025 / ISBN 13: 9781861899026
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2012. Hardcover. In Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles, Mark Shiel explores Los Angeles from the invention of motion pictures in the 1890s to the decline of the studio system in the 1950s. Written by an expert in the history and theory of cinema and the city, this book describes the ever-changing cinematic image of Los Angeles. Num Pages: 336 pages, 147 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBBWF; APF; KNTC. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 222 x 164 x 31. Weight in Grams: 634. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781861899026

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Title: Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles

Publisher: Reaktion Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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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 Including many previously unpublished photographs and new historical evidence, Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles gives us a never-before-seen view of the City of Angels.

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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.

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