Postwar Hollywood is a comprehensive history of the American film industry, from 1946-1962. * A comprehensive introductory textbook exploring the unique period in the history of the film industry after World War II * Examines the cultural history, business practices, new techlogies, censorship standards, emerging genres, and styles of post-war cinema * Chronicles the restructuring of Hollywood cinema against the backdrop of the major political, ecomic, and social changes taking place after World War II * Features in-depth discussions of important films from Picnic, The Heiress, and From Here to Eternity, to Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Love Me or Leave Me * Illustrates the culture/filmmaking interface, and demonstrates the triumphs and failures of Hollywood's new methods of business
Drew Casper is the Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Professor of American Film at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. His books include: Vincente Minnelli and the Film Musical, The Style of Stanley Donen, and An Introduction to Film Reader. He is a DVD commentator on innumerable American films of the classical and postwar periods.
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)