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Produced by Irving Thalberg: Theory of Studio-Era Filmmaking

Ana Salzberg


Irving Thalberg was not just a critically important producer during Hollywood’s Golden age, but also an innovative theorist of studio-era filmmaking. Drawing on archival sources, this is the first book to explore Thalberg’s insights into casting, editing, story composition and the importance of the mass audience from a theoretical perspective. The book argues that Thalberg’s views represent a unified conceptual understanding of production – one that is still significant in the modern day. It examines Thalberg’s impact on film-historical turning points, including the transition from silent to s ... More

Keywords: Irving Thalberg, Producer studies, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Studio system, Film theory, Production Code, Silent cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474451048
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ana Salzberg, author
University of Dundee