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Hollywood independents [electronic resource] : the postwar talent takeover / Denise Mann.

Author/Creator:
Mann, Denise.
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (334 p.)
Series:
Commerce and mass culture series.
Commerce and mass culture series
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Subjects:
Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Hollywood Independents explores the crucial period from 1948 to 1962 when independent film producers first became key components of the modern corporate entertainment industry. Denise Mann examines the impact of the radically changed filmmaking climateÑthe decline of the studios, the rise of television, and the rise of potent talent agencies like MCAÑon a group of prominent talent-turned-producers, including Burt Lancaster, Joseph Mankiewicz, Elia Kazan, and Billy Wilder. In order to show how these newly independent filmmakers negotiated through an increasingly fraught, reactionary creative at
Contents:
Charting a path of independence in a corporate wilderness
Backstage dramas : MCA and the talent takeover
The gray flannel independent : new Hollywood's new organization man
Self-referentiality : mediating TV's incursion into Hollywood and the home
Two emergent cinemas : art and blockbuster
Elia Kazan : caught between HUAC and the "new Hollywood"
A face in the crowd : reframing reflexivity
When talent becomes management : the making of The sweet smell of success
Sweet smell of success : punishing privileges of the professional-managerial class.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-8166-5374-7
OCLC:
476156610