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The Hollywood family film : a history, from Shirley Temple to Harry Potter

Brown, Noel. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library PN 1993.5 .U6 B76 2012 30775305463680 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781780762708 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1780762704 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781780762692
  • ISBN: 1780762690
  • Physical Description: print
    xii, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-265) and index.
Includes filmography (p. 257-260).
Formatted Contents Note: 1. The Emergence of the Hollywood Family Feature, 1930-9 -- 2. Walt Disney and the Beginnings of Feature Animation -- 3. The Middlebrow Family Film, 1940-53 -- 4. The Traditional Family Film in Decline, 1953-68 -- 5. The Independents: Pal, Harryhausen and Radnitz -- 6. The Modern Family Film and the New Hollywood, 1977-95 -- 7. The Family Audience and the Global Media Environment.
Summary, etc.: The Hollywood family film is one of the most popular, commercially-successful and culturally significant forms of mass entertainment. This book is the first in-depth history of the Hollywood family film, tracing its development from its beginnings in the 1930s to its global box-office dominance today. Noel Brown shows how, far from being an innocuous amusement for children, the family film has always been intended for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He tells the story of how Hollywood's ongoing preoccupation with breaking down the barriers that divide audiences has resulted in some of the most successful and enduring films in the history of popular cinema. Drawing on multiple primary and secondary sources and with close analysis of a broad range of films, from such classics as 'Little Women', 'Meet me in St. Louis', 'King Kong', 'Mary Poppins', 'The Sound of Music' to such modern family blockbusters as 'Star Wars', 'Indiana Jones', 'Back to the Future', 'Harry Potter', and 'Toy Story', this timely book underlines the immense cultural and commercial importance of this neglected genre.
Subject: Motion pictures United States History 20th century
Motion pictures United States History 21st century
Families in motion pictures
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