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Hollywood on Location

An Industry History

Joshua Gleich, Lawrence Webb

(editor)

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Provides the first comprehensive history of location shooting in the American film industry, showing how this mode of filmmaking changed Hollywood business practices, production strategies, and visual style from the silent era to the present. The contributors explore how location filmmaking supplemented and later, supplanted production on the studio lots.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Hollywood on Location: An Industry History B01 Edited by N Joshua Gleich B01 Edited by N Lawrence Webb A32 Contributions by N Jennifer Lynn Peterson A32 Contributions by N Sheri Chinen Biesen A32 Contributions by N Noelle Griffis A32 Contributions by N Daniel Steinhart A32 Contributions by N Julian Stringer 229 152 15 BC Paperback / softback 226 Rutgers University Press Rutgers University Press New Brunswick, NJ United States APFA Film theory & criticism JFD Media studies AMX History of architecture ANH Theatre: technical & background skills APFX Film production: technical & background skills 1KBB USA 1.3 ATFA JBCT AMX ATDH ATFX Film history, theory & criticism Media studies History of architecture Theatre: technical & background skills Film production: technical & background skills 1KBB United States of America, USA Provides the first comprehensive history of location shooting in the American film industry, showing how this mode of filmmaking changed Hollywood business practices, production strategies, and visual style from the silent era to the present. The contributors explore how location filmmaking supplemented and later, supplanted production on the studio lots. Location shooting has always been a vital counterpart to soundstage production, and at times, the primary form of Hollywood filmmaking. But until now, the industrial and artistic development of this production practice has been scattered across the margins of larger American film histories. Hollywood on Location is the first comprehensive history of location shooting in the American film industry, showing how this mode of filmmaking changed Hollywood business practices, production strategies, and visual style from the silent era to the present. The contributors explore how location filmmaking supplemented and later, supplanted production on the studio lots. Drawing on archival research and in-depth case studies, the seven contributors show how location shooting expanded the geography of American film production, from city streets and rural landscapes to far-flung territories overseas, invoking a new set of creative, financial, technical, and logistical challenges. Whereas studio filmmaking sought to recreate nature, location shooting sought to master it, finding new production values and production economies that reshaped Hollywood's modus operandi. "[T]he individual voices in Hollywood on Location come together to provide a consistent, succinct and enlightening history of location shooting." - Times Literary Supplement "Location filmmaking evokes a wide range of contradictory meanings-from the roughness of the handheld action scene to the technical polish of the runaway production, from the specific rendering of place in the regional drama to the anonymous depiction of the generic modern city in the contemporary international production. Drawing on archival research and close readings of dozens of films, Hollywood on Location offers a new history of location filmmaking, doing full justice to this complexity. Carefully distinguishing Hollywood location work from various alternatives, such as Neorealism and the New Wave, the authors show how the economics, technology, aesthetics, and logistics of location filmmaking developed over the course of a century-before, during, and after the studio system." "Joshua Gleich and Lawrence Webb have edited an exemplary book of essays on Hollywood location filming. It is chronologically comprehensive in its covering the US film industry from the silent era to contemporary productions, as well as unfailingly astute and insightful. This is a book that all who are interested in US commercial film should read--scholars, students, and fans alike." Joshua Gleich is an assistant professor in the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona. He is author of Hollywood in San Francisco: Location Shooting and the Aesthetics of Urban Decline. Lawrence Webb is a lecturer in film studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. He is author of The Cinema of Urban Crisis: Seventies Film and the Reinvention of the City. 30012019 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 25.50 0.00 25.50 This price includes a tax element GB 30 Temporarily unavailable 02052020 BERT GARD Y Location shooting has always been a vital counterpart to soundstage production, and at times, the primary form of Hollywood filmmaking. But until now, the industrial and artistic development of this production practice has been scattered across the margins of larger American film histories. Hollywood on Location is the first comprehensive history of location shooting in the American film industry, showing how this mode of filmmaking changed Hollywood business practices, production strategies, and visual style from the silent era to the present. The contributors explore how location filmmaking supplemented and later, supplanted production on the studio lots. Drawing on archival research and in-depth case studies, the seven contributors show how location shooting expanded the geography of American film production, from city streets and rural landscapes to far-flung territories overseas, invoking a new set of creative, financial, technical, and logistical challenges. Whereas studio filmmaking sought to recreate nature, location shooting sought to master it, finding new production values and production economies that reshaped Hollywood's modus operandi.
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Book publisherRutgers University Press
Publication date30 Jan 2019
FormatPaperback
Pages226
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