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The Genius of the system: Hollywood filmmaking in the studio era

Author: Schatz, Thomas Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 1989.Language: EnglishDescription: 514 p. : Ill./Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0671697080Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HC2000 .M6 S34 1989
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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The Genius of the System Hollywood filmmaking in the Studio Era Contents ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION: "THE WHOLE EQUATION OF PICTURES" xi 3 PART I THE 1920s: BEGINNINGS 1. UNIVERSAL: THE SYSTEM TAKES SHAPE 2. MGM: DAWN OF THE THALBERG ERA 3. SELZNICK AT MGM: CLIMBING THE EXECUTIVE RANKS 4. WARNER BROS.: TALKING THEIR WAY TO THE TOP 15 29 48 58 PART II 1928-1932: THE POWERS THAT BE 5. SELZNICK AT PARAMOUNT: FROM BOOM TO BUST 69 6. UNIVERSAL: RENAISSANCE AND RETRENCHMENT 7. MGM AND THALBERG: ALONE AT THE TOP 8. SELZNICK AT RKO: AT THE HELM OF A FOUNDERING STUDIO 9. WARNER BROS.: THE ZANUCK ERA 82 98 125 135 PART III THE 1930s: GOLDEN AGE 10. MGM IN THE MID-THIRTIES: CHARMED INTERVAL 11. SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES: GOING INDEPENDENT 12. WARNER BROS.: POWER PLAYS AND PRESTIGE 13. UNIVERSAL: PLAYING BOTH ENDS AGAINST THE MIDDLE 14. MGM: LIFE AFTER THALBERG 15. SELZNICK AND HITCHCOCK: BALANCE OF POWER 159 176 199 228 252 271 PART IV 1941 -- 1946: WAR BOOM 16. WARNER BROS.: WARFARE AT HOME AND ABROAD 17. DAVID O. SELZNICK PRODUCTIONS: PACKAGING PRESTIGE 18. UNIVERSAL: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 19. MGM: THE HIGH COST OF QUALITY 20. SELZNICK AND HITCHCOCK: SEPARATE WAYS 297 322 340 359 381 PART V 1947-1960: DECLINE 21. WARNER BROS.: TOP OF THE WORLD, END OF THE LINE 22. MGM: LAST GASP OF THE STUDIO ERA 23. UNIVERSAL: BLUEPRINT FOR THE TELEVISION AGE 24. EPILOGUE: INTO THE NEW HOLLYWOOD NOTES ON SOURCES PHOTOGRAPH CREDITS INDEX 411 440 463 482 493 508 509

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