The dame in the kimono : Hollywood censorship, and the production code from the 1920s to the 1960s / Leonard J. Leff and Jerold L. Simmons
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1990.
Hollywood's copyright wars : from Edison to the internet / Peter Decherney
New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.
Call No: 432.4 DEC Author: Decherney, Peter Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2013 PhysDes: xii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: AUTHORSHIP; COPYRIGHT; COPYRIGHT. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HOLLYWOOD; HOME VIDEO; INTERNET; INTERNET AND THE CINEMA; LAW AND THE CINEMA; LAW AND TV; PARODY; PIRACY; PLAGIARISM; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; LUCAS, GEORGE; MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA; YOUTUBE Summary: "Beginning with Thomas Edison's aggressive copyright disputes and concluding with recent lawsuits against YouTube, Hollywood's Copyright Wars follows the struggle of the film, television, and digital media industries to influence and adapt to copyright law. Though much of Hollywood's engagement with the law occurs offstage, in the larger theater of copyright, many of Hollywood's valued treasures - from Modern Times (1936) to Star Wars (1977) - cannot be fully understood without appreciating their legal controversies. Peter Decherney shows that the history of intellectual property in Hollywood has not always mirrored the evolution of the law and recounts these extralegal solutions and their impact on American media and culture." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Contains list of illustrations and index ISBN: 9780231159470 More info
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The Hollywood trust : trade associations and the rise of the studio system / Kia Afra
London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
Call No: 210.31 (73) AFR Author: Afra, Kia Edition: 2016 Place: London Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: xxvi, 292 p. : illus. ; 23 cm Subject: MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA; MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA; HAYS, WILL; ZUKOR, ADOLPH Notes: As the film industry was establishing itself at the start of the twentieth century, trade associations played a pivotal role in the emergence of the studio system. These producer-distributor trade associations were forums for internal and external conflicts, as well as the true sources of influence and power in early Hollywood.
In The Hollywood Trust: Trade Associations and the Rise of the Studio System, Kia Afra provides a detailed account of three successive trade organizations from 1915 to 1928. By examining the Motion Picture Board of Trade, the National Association of the Motion Picture Industry (NAMPI), and the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), Afra outlines the relationships of power in Hollywood’s early years, asking questions such as: How and why did the studio system come about, and what were the industrial and institutional forces that impacted Hollywood’s development? In order to answer these crucial questions, The Hollywood Trust explores the role played by film industry trade associations in navigating important issues facing the burgeoning studio system, including censorship, public relations, trade practices, government regulation, film distribution, labor conflicts, taxes and tariffs, and exhibitor opposition.
A vital look at an under-reported aspect of the studio system, this volume fills a gap in the history of the American film industry. As such The Hollywood Trust will be of particular interest to scholars of film history, as well as those concerned with cultural history and the political economics of entertainment. -- publisher's blurb ISBN: 9781442268289 Contents: 1 Prelude to Association
2 The Motion Picture Board of Trade
3 NAMPI and the Prewar Period
4 NAMPI in Wartime
5 NAMPI in the Postwar Era
6 NAMPIs Decline
7 The MPPDAs Foundational Period
8 The MPPDA Wall Street and Theater Circuits
9 Testing the Limits of Expansion
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Inventing film studies / Lee Grieveson and Haidee Wasson, editors
Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
Call No: 670 INV GRI Author: Grieveson, Lee; Wasson, Haidee Source: UK Place: Durham Publisher: Duke University Press PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: xxxii, 446 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: American Film Institute; AVANT-GARDE FILMS; COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY; CRITICISM; FILM ART MEDIA; FILM CULTURE; FILM NOIR; FILM STUDY AND RESEARCH; FILMOGRAPHIES; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; MARXISM AND THE CINEMA; MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART [NEW YORK]; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; SOCIETIES, FILM; SOCIOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; SPECTATORSHIP; ALTHUSSER, LOUIS; BACHMANN, GIDEON; BARRY, IRIS; BAZIN, ANDRE; BELLOUR, RAYMOND; BERGSTROM, JANET; BORDWELL, DAVID; BRAKHAGE, STAN; BURGESS, ERNEST; BUSCOMBE, ED; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; COOK, PAM; DEREN, MAYA; FOUCAULT, MICHEL; FULLER, SAMUEL; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; GRIERSON, JOHN; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; GRIFFITHS, RICHARD; HAWKS, HOWARD; HAYS, WILL; HEATH, STEPHEN; HUFF, THEODORE; MACCABE, COLIN; METZ, CHRISTIAN; PARK, ROBERT; PATTERSON, FRANCES TAYLOR; PENLEY, CONSTANCE; RAINER, YVONNE; RAMSAYE, TERRY; RICHTER, HANS; ROTHA, PAUL; SARRIS, ANDREW; SCORSESE, MARTIN; SELDES, GILBERT; SHORT, REV WILLIAM H; STERN, SEYMOUR; THRASHER, FREDRICK; VOGEL, AMOS; VON STROHEIM, ERICH; WEINBERG, HERMAN G; WHANNEL, PADDY; WOLLEN, PETER Summary: Inventing Film Studies offers original and provocative insights into the institutional and intellectual foundations of cinema studies. Many scholars have linked the origins of the discipline to late-1960s developments in the academy such as structuralist theory and student protest. Yet this collection reveals the broader material and institutional forces—both inside and outside of the university—that have long shaped the field. Beginning with the first investigations of cinema in the early twentieth century, this volume provides detailed examinations of the varied social, political, and intellectual milieus in which knowledge of cinema has been generated. The contributors explain how multiple instantiations of film study have had a tremendous influence on the methodologies, curricula, modes of publication, and professional organizations that now constitute the university-based discipline. Extending the historical insights into the present, contributors also consider the directions film study might take in changing technological and cultural environments. -- Publisher description Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780822342892 Contents: The Academy and Motion Pictures / Lee Grieveson, Haidee Wasson
-- Making Cinema Knowable --
Cinema Studies and the Conduct of Conduct / Lee Grieveson
Taking Liberties: The Payne Fund Studies and the Creation of the Media Expert / Mark Lynn Anderson
"Reaching the Multimillions": Liberal Internationalism and the Establishment of Documentary Film / Zoe Druick
Young Art, Old Colleges: Early Episodes in the American Study of Film / Dana Polan
-- Making Cinema Educational --
Studying Movies at the Museum: The Museum of Modern Art and Cinema's Changing Object / Haidee Wasson
Classrooms, Clubs, and Community Circuits: Cultural Authority and the Film Council Movement, 1946-1957 / Charles R. Acland
Experimental Film and the Development of Film Study in America / Michael Zryd
From Cinephilia to Film Studies / Laura Mulvev, Peter Wollen
-- Making Cinema Legible --
Experimentation and Innovation in Three American Film Journals of the 1950s / Haden Guest
Screen and 1970s Film Theory / Philip Rosen
(Re)Inventing Camera Obscura / Amelie Hastie, Lynne Joyrich, Patricia White, Sharon Willis
Little Books / Mark Betz
-- Making and Remaking Cinema Studies --
Footstool Film School: Home Entertainment as Home Education / Alison Trope
Dr. Strange Media, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Film Theory / D. N. Rodowick More info
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