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The Studios after the Studios: Neoclassical Hollywood (1970-2010)

J. D. Connor


The Studios after the Studios retells the recent history of the Hollywood film industry with the studios, and their movies, at the center. Individual movies are at the heart of this story—not structures, not personalities, and not “tastes.” Someone is supposed to be paying attention to every aspect of a Hollywood film. The Studios takes that seriously, looking in the dark corners of the frame to tell the secret history of Hollywood domination. In Part I, the studios bring directors and agents to heel. They manage that by emphasizing design over storytelling, replacing seventies grittiness with ... More

Keywords: Hollywood, studios, media conglomerates, Jaws (film), high concept, Paramount

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780804790772
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804790772.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. D. Connor, author
Yale University