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The Genius of the System

Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era

The Genius of the System( )
Author: Schatz, Thomas G.
Schatz, Thomas
Preface by: Bach, Steven
ISBN:978-0-8050-4666-3
Publication Date:Apr 1996
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Imprint:Holt Paperback
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $31.00
Book Description:

At a time when the studio is making a stunning comeback, film historian Thomas Schatz provides an indispensable account of Hollywood's tradional blend of business and art. This book lays to rest the persistent myth that businesspeople and producers stifle artistic talent and reveals instead the genius of a system of collaboration and conflict. Working from industry documents, Schatz traces the development of house styles, the rise and fall of careers, and the making-and unmaking-of...
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Book Details
Pages:528
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Film / History & Criticism
Performing Arts / Film / Direction & Production
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.19 Inches
Book Weight:1.54 Pounds
Author Biography
Schatz, Thomas G. (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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