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Post-Classical Hollywood: Film Industry, Style and Ideology since 1945

Barry Langford


At the end of World War II, Hollywood basked in unprecedented prosperity. Since then, numerous challenges and crises have changed the American film industry in ways beyond imagination in 1945. Nonetheless, at the start of a new century, Hollywood's worldwide dominance is intact — indeed, in today's global economy the products of the American entertainment industry (of which movies are now only one part) are more ubiquitous than ever. How does today's ‘Hollywood’ — absorbed into transnational media conglomerates such as NewsCorp., Sony and Viacom — differ from the legendary studios of Hollywood ... More

Keywords: Hollywood, film industry, global economy, entertainment industry, movies, transnational media conglomerates, NewsCorp, Sony, Viacom, cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638574
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Langford, author