Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Praeger Publishers
Количество страниц: 704
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The massive investments made in Hollywood today demand tight controls on mainstream cinema, which effectively dictate--and provide--exactly what the public wants to see...or else. Elaborate measures are thus taken everywhere and at all points to maintain a grip on the public's imagination, but the more adept Hollywood becomes at giving the public what it wants, the less any given studio is able to say anything new or truly innovative. As a result, one must often look to alternative outlets in otder to find a movie intended primarily as art--or even as a sincere effort at entertainment--instead of as a basic source of revenue. Inside of the United States, this means looking to independent films; outside of the United States, it means filtering through an enormous mass of movies and moviemakers. Foreign and independent movies often play the role of bellwether for Hollywood studios unable to experiment in new genres and styles: thus, behind the look of the studio smash Sin City, for...