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The Resource The last word : the Hollywood novel and the studio system, Justin Gautreau

The last word : the Hollywood novel and the studio system, Justin Gautreau

Label
The last word : the Hollywood novel and the studio system
Title
The last word
Title remainder
the Hollywood novel and the studio system
Statement of responsibility
Justin Gautreau
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While early Hollywood worked tirelessly to burnish its public image in the wake of celebrity scandal, several industry insiders turned to fiction as a vehicle to expose the backstage reality of the so-called dream factory. The Last Word argues that the Hollywood novel opened up space for cultural critique of the film industry at a time when the industry lacked the capacity to critique itself. Through the decades of the studio system, these novels sought to expose the invisible machinery of classical Hollywood cinema, including not only the evolving artifice of the screen but also the promotional discourse that complemented it. If the Hollywood novel provided a perspective on film culture unavailable in other outlets throughout the 1920s and 1930s, its relevance gradually declined in the 1940s and 1950s as filmmakers developed the resources necessary to expose the dark side of Hollywood on screen. As a result, in its ongoing quest to deliver the unfilmable, the Hollywood novel by the 1960s devolved into a toothless genre that offered readers little more than erotic fantasy of movie stars behind closed doors. Still, in their unique ability to speak beyond the institutional restraints of their time, these texts offer a window into Hollywood's dynamic creation and re-creation of itself in the public imagination"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gautreau, Justin
Dewey number
813/.509357
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.M55
LC item number
G38 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • Motion picture industry in literature
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Popular culture in literature
  • American fiction
  • Literature
  • Motion picture industry in literature
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • Popular culture in literature
  • California
  • United States
Label
The last word : the Hollywood novel and the studio system, Justin Gautreau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1193559983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 205 pages
Isbn
9780190944568
Lccn
2020013630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1193559983
Label
The last word : the Hollywood novel and the studio system, Justin Gautreau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1193559983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 205 pages
Isbn
9780190944568
Lccn
2020013630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1193559983

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