Drew Casper Postwar Hollywood: 1946-1962

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Postwar Hollywood: 1946-1962

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Postwar Hollywood is a comprehensive history of the American film industry, from 1946-1962.


  • A comprehensive introductory textbook exploring the unique period in the history of the film industry after World War II
  • Examines the cultural history, business practices, new technologies, censorship standards, emerging genres, and styles of post-war cinema
  • Chronicles the restructuring of Hollywood cinema against the backdrop of the major political, economic, and social changes taking place after World War II
  • Features in-depth discussions of important films from Picnic, The Heiress, and From Here to Eternity, to Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Love Me or Leave Me
  • Illustrates the culture/filmmaking interface, and demonstrates the triumphs and failures of Hollywood's new methods of business

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Postwar Hollywood is a comprehensive history of the American film industry, from 1946-1962. This textbook chronicles the restructuring of Hollywood cinema against the backdrop of the major political, economic, and social changes taking place after World War II. The most complete text of its kind, this innovative volume looks at a broad range of topics as it examines the cultural history, business practices, new technologies, censorship standards, emerging genres, and styles of postwar cinema. In-depth discussions of important films illustrate the culture/filmmaking interface, and demonstrate the triumphs and failures of Hollywood's new methods of business. Casper also includes valuable footnotes and a select bibliography to direct the reader to further information. An ideal text for both time-specific and broad survey courses, Postwar Hollywood is an excellent resource for readers studying this unique period of the American film industry.

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Post-War Hollywood Cinema is an accessible and comprehensive history of the American film industry, from 1946 to 1962. Drew Casper chronicles the restructuring of Hollywood cinema against the backdrop of the major political, economic, and social changes taking place after World War II.

The most complete of its kind, this innovative book looks at a broad range of topics as it examines the cultural history, business practices, new technologies, censorship standards, emerging genres, and styles of postwar cinema. In-depth discussions of important and often-neglected films illustrate the culture/filmmaking interface, and demonstrate the triumphs and failures of Hollywood’s new methods. Casper also includes valuable footnotes and a select bibliography.

An ideal text for students of time-specific and broad survey courses, as well as for the home viewer devotee, Post-War Hollywood is an entertaining resource for readers studying this unique period of the American film industry.

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