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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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That Oceanic Feeling

That Oceanic Feeling

One Merger Too Many

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The Studios after the Studios

J. D. Connor

Stanford University Press

This chapter looks at two colossal corporate meltdowns—the destruction of Vivendi Universal and the catastrophic corporate losses at AOL TimeWarner—in order to understand what happens to the movies when the synergy goes terribly wrong. At Vivendi, the crucial story is the failed attempt to turn Curious George into a company mascot on the order of Mickey Mouse. At Warners, the essential story was Steven Soderbergh’s valiant attempt to generate, via the Ocean’s 11 series, enough corporate momentum to keep the dream alive.

Keywords:   U-571 (film), Vivendi Universal, Ocean’s 11 (film), Steven Soderbergh, AOL TimeWarner

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