• Title: New Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction
  • Author: Geoff King
  • ISBN: 9780231127592
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • New Hollywood Cinema An Introduction What is New Hollywood The art cinema of the Hollywood Renaissance or the corporate controlled blockbuster The introverted world of Travis Bickle or the action heroics of Indiana Jones Buzz Lightyear
    What is New Hollywood The art cinema of the Hollywood Renaissance or the corporate controlled blockbuster The introverted world of Travis Bickle or the action heroics of Indiana Jones, Buzz Lightyear, and Maximus the Gladiator Innovative departures from the classical Hollywood style or superficial glitz, special effects, and borrowings from MTV Wholesale changeWhat is New Hollywood The art cinema of the Hollywood Renaissance or the corporate controlled blockbuster The introverted world of Travis Bickle or the action heroics of Indiana Jones, Buzz Lightyear, and Maximus the Gladiator Innovative departures from the classical Hollywood style or superficial glitz, special effects, and borrowings from MTV Wholesale change or important continuities with Hollywood s past The answer suggested by Geoff King in New Hollywood Cinema is all of these and He examines New Hollywood from three main perspectives film style, industry, and the social historical context Each is considered in its own right, sometimes resulting in different ways of defining New Hollywood But one of the book s central arguments is that a combination of these approaches is needed if we are to understand the latest incarnations of the cinema that continues to dominate the global market.King looks at the Hollywood Renaissance from the late 1960s to the late 1970s, industrial factors shaping the construction of the corporate blockbuster, the role of auteur directors, genre and stardom in New Hollywood, narrative and spectacle in the contemporary blockbuster, and the relationship between production for the big and small screens.Case studies considered include Taxi Driver, Godzilla, and Gladiator, tracing the roots of New Hollywood from the 1950s to the start of the twenty first century.

    One Reply to “New Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction”

    1. If you're looking for a summary of the New Hollywood movement, Geoff King's New Hollywood Cinema is not a a bad place to start although, only half the book is dedicated to that, the other half is about blockbusters and modern Hollywood.I found the information in this to be helpful as a general summary, but it is slightly misleading.

    2. Really interesting, though it focuses more on current Hollywood trends and aesthetic than I had anticipated. I was more interested in reading about the Hollywood Renaissance of the 1960s/70s and this book only offers a chapter focusing on it exclusively. However, it does serve as a good introduction on the multitude of factors involved in Hollywood studies.Ultimately, King seeks to offer counterpoints to the trend of critics and intellectuals who are dismissive and hyperbolic about the state of [...]

    3. This book is good at in its consideration of what other critics (cultural/critical studies) generally take for granted or deal only loosely: political economy of film industry and its interaction with specific films under different periods.I think this is a huge improvement when compared with the approach in Ryan & Kellner's 'Camera Politica' (1988). It also focuses on the technical/stylistic aspects more. Additionally, it refrains from asserting easily-made over-generalizations about clear- [...]

    4. In trying to redefine "New Hollywood" as both the counterculture Hollywood films of the late 60s and 70s and the contemporary Hollywood blockbusters through present day, King spends significantly more time on the latter than the former. While this becomes informative on a basic level, it is not quite the balance I had anticipated.

    5. A very general review of cinema and how it's changed since the "studio era." I just wish it had focused more on the "New Hollywood" more, rather than blockbusters of the last 20 years. Who cares about recent big-budget films? Not I. Still, informative and definitely contained some interesting tidbits.

    6. I really liked what I read. Maybe it is because the book is about innovative Hollywood projects, I found the topic exciting and refreshing.

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