Hollywood in the Information Age

Hollywood in the Information Age : Beyond the Silver Screen

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This is a major new assessment of the American movie industry in the 1990a s, focusing on the development of new communication technologies such as cable and home video and examining their impact on the production and distribution of motion pictures.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 23mm | 474g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 074560319X
  • 9780745603193

About Janet Wasko

Janet Wasko is the author of many books and articles including, Movies and Money, The Political Economy of Information (editor with Vincent Mosco, University of Wisconsin Press, 1988) and Communications and Democracy (editor with Slavko Splichal, Ablex Publishing Corp., 1993).show more

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a This book is a timely contribution to the debate on the Information Super Highway and the globalization of media markets. Full of up--to--date information, it is essential reading for all those studying current developments in the media.a Nicholas Garnham, University of Westminster a Looking for a rudder to steer through the shifting currents of moviedom in the information age? Waskoa s ... treatise may be just the thing.a Box Office a Wasko provides a full analysis of the major ways the Hollywood movie business is maintaining its monopoly on film making. This is an important look at the lucrative business of big movie making. Recommended.a The Readera s Reviewshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Hollywood and the Culture Industry. 2. The Way We Were: An Historical Look at Hollywood and Technology. 3. Film Production: In the Information Age. 4. The Big Boys: The Hollywood Majors. 5. The Wired Nation and the Electronic Super Highway: Cable Television, Pay Cable, Pay--Per--View and Beyond. 6. Talkina a Bout a Revolution: Home Video. 7. The Silver Screen: Theatrical Exhibition in the Information Age. 8. Hollywood Meets Madison Ave: The Commercialization of U. S. Films. 9. Around the World in Nanoseconds: International Markets for Filmed Entertainment. 10. Hooray for Hollywood: Moving into the 21st Century. Index.show more

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