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The Genius of the System

Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era

The Genius of the System( )
Author: Schatz, Thomas
Preface by: Bach, Steven
ISBN:978-0-8166-7010-9
Publication Date:Oct 2010
Publisher:University of Minnesota Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

Thomas Schatz recalls Hollywood's Golden Age from the 1920s until the dawn of television in the late 1940s, when quality films were produced swiftly and cost efficiently thanks to the intricate design of the system. Schatz takes us through the rise and fall of individual careers and the making--and unmaking--of movies such as Frankenstein, Casablanca, and Hitchcock's Notorious. Through detailed analysis of major Hollywood moviemakers including Universal, Warner Bros., and...
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Schatz, Thomas (Author)
Steven Bach is the author of the best-selling "Final Cut" & of "Marlene Dietrich: Life & Legend", both "New York Times" Notable Books of the Year. Before turning to writing he was a Broadway producer & head of production at United Artists. He teaches at Columbia University & Bennington College, & divides his time between New York, Vermont, & Europe.

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