What exactly is New Hollywood? - is the first question answered by Geoff King in his lively and accessible introduction to modern Hollywood cinema and its films.
In the expanding literature on this area, New Hollywood Cinema fills a gap by offering a single, up-to-date volume covering the ground coherently and accessibly.
From the radical gestures of the 'Hollywood Renaissance' of the late 1960s and early 1970s to the current dominance of the corporate blockbuster, this book focuses on the interactions between the different levels of the film industry. Studios are now merely one part of the broader ventures of huge media conglomerates. Hollywood is over-run by the demands of publicity and marketing. It also takes its cue from much TV and filmed advertising. How do these new developments shape the form and content of the films we see? King takes a look - bringing examples from all the different genres of Hollywood films to bear on the issues raised.
Numerous case-studies of films, film-makers and production companies are used to illustrate these complex but very well-rendered ideas.