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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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ISBN-13: 9780813586250
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 01/14/2019
Edition description: None
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

            Joshua Gleich and Lawrence Webb                           
1. The Silent Era, 1895-1927                                                                                                 
            Jennifer Peterson
2. Classical Hollywood, 1928-1945                                                                                       
            Sheri Chinen Biesen
3. Postwar Hollywood, 1945-1967, Part 1: Domestic Location Shooting                            
Joshua Gleich
4. Postwar Hollywood, 1945-1967, Part 2: Foreign Location Shooting                               
            Daniel Steinhart
5. The Auteur Renaissance, 1968-1979                                                                                 
            Lawrence Webb
6. The New Hollywood, 1980-1999                                                                                      
            Noelle Griffis
7. The Modern Entertainment Marketplace, 2000-Present                                                    
            Julian Stringer
Notes on Contributors

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