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Movie-made America a cultural history of American movies by Robert Sklar

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Motion pictures -- United States -- History.

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Edition Notes

StatementRobert Sklar.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1993.5.U6
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 417p. :
Number of Pages417
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22144682M
ISBN 100679755497

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About Movie-Made America. Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American values. Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies - Kindle edition by Sklar, Robert. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies/5(38). Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies by Robert Sklar. Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American. Movie-made America: a cultural history of American movies User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Sklar shows that movies not only reflect our society but influence it as well. This update advances the study to films. "Well worth consideration" (LJ 10/1/75). Read full review/5(2).

This book does three things: it traces the influence movies had on American society during the years when innumerable Americans young and old modeled themselves and their behavior on their favorite movie stars and movies; it shows the effect of the movie industry on the American economy; and it offers fresh and provocative interpretations of. No book has measured film's impact more clearly or comprehensively than Movie-Made America. This vastly readable and richly illustrated volume examines film as art form, technological innovation, big business, and cultural bellwether. Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies by Robert Sklar and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at -first ever studio dedicated to film making -created and owned by Edison-films were "actualities" broken down into two groups, Scenics (would be a look at someplace relatively exotic, be it London or Alaska) and Topicals (sort of early news piece that would take a .

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Movie-made America by Robert Sklar, , Vintage Books edition, in English - Cited by: Sklar's study of the find industry is largely the story of ""the balding little men in dark double-breasted suits&#;Laemmle, Fox, Zukor, Goldwyn, Louis B. Mayer and a few others""&#;the movie moguls who shaped the character of American cinema almost since the days of Thomas Edison whose ""greed and dissimulation"" set the pattern for industry monopolies. But there are other important. Get this from a library! Movie-made America: a cultural history of American movies. [Robert Sklar] -- "Ever since Edison's peep shows first captivated urban audiences, film has had a revolutionary impact on American society, transforming culture from the bottom up, radically revising attitudes toward.   American Made, the new Tom Cruise crime drama out Sept. 29, has all the makings of a romp: drug running and arms smuggling. An FBI sting. Enough cold, hard cash to Author: Eliza Berman.