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Hollywood TV: The Studio System in the Fifties (Texas Film by Christopher Anderson

By Christopher Anderson

The Fifties used to be the most turbulent classes within the background of films and tv. in the course of the decade, as Hollywood's strongest studios and self sustaining manufacturers shifted into television creation, television changed movie as America's important postwar tradition industry.

This pioneering examine deals the 1st thorough exploration of the motion picture industry's shaping function within the improvement of tv and its narrative types. Drawing at the files of Warner Bros. and David O. Selznick Productions and on interviews with members in either industries, Christopher Anderson demonstrates how the episodic telefilm sequence, a transparent descendant of the function movie, turned and has remained the dominant narrative shape in prime-time TV.

This learn means that the postwar movie was once much less an empire at the verge of ruin—as universal knowledge has it—than one suffering less than unsettling stipulations to redefine its frontiers. past the most obvious contribution to movie and tv reports, those findings upload an enormous bankruptcy to the learn of yankee pop culture of the postwar period.

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