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The Studios after the StudiosNeoclassical Hollywood (1970-2010)$
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J. D. Connor

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780804790772

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804790772.001.0001

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Let’s Make the Weather

Let’s Make the Weather

Chaos Comes to Hollywood

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The Studios after the Studios
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J. D. Connor

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804790772.003.0007

The Hollywood mantra is “Nobody Knows Anything.” Faced with a bottomless pit of risk, studios are always looking for insurance policies—hot writers, stars, genres; complex financing deals; accounting scams. In the nineties, one of the most comforting visions of risk management was “chaos theory,” and the key idea was the “butterfly effect,” the belief that the slightest change could make all the difference. Nothing was more reassuring to assemblers of talent than the notion that their smallest decisions were world shaping. This chapter discusses Groundhog Day, Jurassic Park, and Pocahontas.

Keywords:   chaos theory, Groundhog Day (film), Jurassic Park (film), Pocahontas (film)

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