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Introduction: Remaking Chinese Cinemas, Hollywood Style

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the Chinese presence in Hollywood cinema, focusing on the proliferation of Hollywood and Hollywood-inflected films featuring ethnic Chinese stars such as Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, ... More


Daniel Calparsoro

Ann Davies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073649
eISBN:
9781781702093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073649.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Daniel Calparsoro, a director who has contributed to the contemporary scene in Spanish and Basque cinema, has provoked strong reactions from the critics. Reductively dismissed as a purveyor of crude ... More


Introduction: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Film Studies

Veronica Pravadelli

in Classic Hollywood: Lifestyles and Film Styles of American Cinema, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038778
eISBN:
9780252096730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038778.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter argues that the existing literature on classical Hollywood could roughly be divided into two sets. On the one hand, there were those scholars who had analyzed the whole ... More


The Debate about Hollywood

Wendy Su

in China's Encounter with Global Hollywood: "Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167060
eISBN:
9780813167077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167060.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the debate over the validity of the Chinese government’s Hollywood import policy and the symbolic meaning of Hollywood movies. It investigates the main discourses and arguments ... More


The Case for Calling George Lucas the “White Tyler Perry”

Paul N. Reinsch

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Incomparing and contrasting Perry’s media influence with that of another famous director, Paul Reinsch concludes the collection by reframing the media discourse around Tyler Perry’s work and career ... More


An Aesthetics of Aggression: German Fascist vs. Classical Hollywood Melodrama

Laura Heins

in Nazi Film Melodrama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037740
eISBN:
9780252095023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037740.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to delineate the generic and aesthetic differences between film melodrama in Third Reich and classical Hollywood cinema, and to a lesser extent, between German and Italian ... More


Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood

Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626038
eISBN:
9780748670895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626038.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The film sequel has been much maligned in popular culture as a vampirish corporative exercise in profit-making and narrative regurgitation. Drawing upon a wide range of filmic examples from early ... More


‘Piloting with concentration’: Julien goes to Hollywood

Ben McCann

in Julien Duvivier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719091148
eISBN:
9781526124111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091148.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter will analyse Duvivier’s career in Hollywood. He was first invited to Hollywood by MGM in 1938 to direct The Great Waltz, and then moved to America shortly after the German occupation of ... More


An American Kipling: Colonial Discourse, Settler Culture and the Hollywood Studio System in George Stevens’ Gunga Din

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

in Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474429948
eISBN:
9781474453561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Serious scholarly attention to Gunga Din(1939) has largely been neglected as allegations of condescending and one-dimensional depictions of its Indian characters have disrupted its reputation as one ... More


Hollywood Storytelling and Aesthetic Pleasure

Todd Berliner

in Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Storytelling creates aesthetic pleasure by cuing viewers to resolve separate narrative elements. Hollywood generally makes the resolution process fairly easy by following time-tested storytelling ... More


Continuity and Change in Hollywood’s Representations of American-Asian Relations in War and Peace

Robert Brent Toplin

in Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851514
eISBN:
9780824869045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851514.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In “Continuity and Change in Hollywood’s Representations of American-Asian Relations in War and Peace” Toplin examines Japanese, Chinese, and to a lesser extent, Korean characters in American films ... More


Between Silence and Sound: The Lon Chaney Sensation

Robin Blyn

in The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter examines the freak show silent films of Lon Chaney, the so-called Man of a Thousand Faces. It argues that the revival of the freak-garde in film occurs amid revolutionary changes in the ... More


Introduction: The ‘happy ending’: the making of a reputation

James MacDowell

in Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction traces the negative reputation of the ‘happy ending’ in film studies’ discourses on Hollywood cinema, analyses the distinction between a cliché and a convention, establishes some of ... More


Postfeminist Whiteness: Problematising Melancholic Burden in Contemporary Hollywood

Kendra Marston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430296
eISBN:
9781474453608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430296.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is the first extended study into the politics of whiteness inherent within postfeminist popular cinema. It analyses a selection of Hollywood films dating from the turn of the millennium, ... More


Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerstahl Stenport (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first book to address the vast diversity of Northern circumpolar cinemas from a transnational perspective, Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic presents the region as one of great and previously ... More


Happy endings and ideology

James MacDowell

in Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Hollywood ‘happy ending’ is almost universally taken to be inherently ideological conservative, in part because of traditions in literary and film theory that portray narrative closure itself as ... More


Establishing Classical Norms

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter shows that classical norms were not fixed rules or structures, but set particular boundaries within which innovation could take place. In essence, classical film style rejected formal ... More


Happy endings and unrealism

James MacDowell

in Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The assumption that the Hollywood ‘happy ending’ is inherently ‘unrealistic’ is extremely prevalent. Chapter 3 examines the association of happy endings with ‘unrealism’ in two main ways. Firstly, it ... More


Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

James MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Hollywood ‘happy ending’ has long been considered among the most famous and standardised features in the whole of narrative filmmaking. Yet, while ceaselessly invoked, this notorious device has ... More


Classical Hollywood Cinema: Point of view and communication

James Zborowski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719083341
eISBN:
9781526104090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083341.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the theoretical and critical concept of filmic point of view. Its case studies are six acclaimed and accomplished instances of ‘classical Hollywood cinema’: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town ... More


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