Movies About the Movies: Hollywood Reflected

Movies About the Movies: Hollywood Reflected

Christopher Ames


thousands of Hollywood-on-Hollywood video clips are available in the course of the background of yankee cinema, from the times of silents to the current. They contain motion pictures from genres as some distance ranging as musical, movie noir, melodrama, comedy, and action-adventure. Such videos seduce us with the promise of unveiling the truth at the back of the digital camera. yet, as a part of the very they supposedly critique, they can not take us behind the curtain in any precise feel. via shut research of fifteen severely acclaimed movies, Christopher Ames finds how the belief of Hollywood is developed and constructs itself. motion pictures mentioned: What rate Hollywood? (1952), A superstar Is Born (1937), Stand-In (1937), Boy Meets Girl (1938), Sullivan's Travels (1941), In a Lonely Place (1950), Sunset Boulevard (1950), The Star (1950), Singin' within the Rain (1952), The undesirable and the Beautiful (1952), Pennies from Heaven (1981), The red Rose of Cairo (1985), The Player (1992), Last motion Hero (1993).

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