Transforming the screen, 1950-1959 / Peter Lev.

Author
Other titles
  • Fifties transforming the screen 1950-1959
  • The fifties : transforming the screen, 1950-1959.
Published
  • Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press ©2003
Physical description
xiii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780520249660
  • 0520249666
Notes
  • Originally published in 2003 by Charles Scribner's Sons, an imprint of Thomson Gale.
  • On cover and spine: The fifties.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-345) and indexes.
  • Originally published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 2003
Contents
  • Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction -- The American film industry in the early 1950s -- Genres and production trends, 1950-1954 -- HUAC, the Blacklist, and the decline of social cinema / Brian Neve -- Censorship and self regulation -- Technology and spectacle -- Hollywood and television in the 1950s: the roots of diversification / Janet Wasko -- Hollywood international -- Science fiction films and Cold War anxiety / Victoria O'Donnell -- The film industry in the late 1950s -- Genres and production trends, 1955-1959 -- American documentary in the 1950s / Jack C. Ellis -- "Unquiet years": experimental cinema in the 1950s / Greg S. Fuller -- Appendixes. Appendix 1. Number of feature films released by the eight major distribution companies, 1950-1960 - Appendix 2. Number of motion picture theaters in the United States - Appendix 3. Motion picture box office receipts in the United States - Appendix 4. Average price of a movie ticket in the United States, 1950-1960 - Appendix 5. Widescreen and 3-D releases, 1952-1960 - Appendix 6. Top ten moneymakers poll (actors and actresses), 1950-1960 - Appendix 7. Academy award nominations and winners for best picture, 1950-1960 - Appendix 8. Other major academy awards -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Picture sources -- General index -- Index of films.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • "Completing the landmark, award-winning, ten-volume History of the American Cinema series on the first century of American film, The Fifties covers a particularly tumultuous period. Peter Lev explores the divorce of movie studios from their theater chains; the panic of the blacklist era; the explosive emergence of science fiction as the dominant genre (The Thing, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Forbidden Planet, War of the Worlds); and the rise of television and Hollywood's response to the new medium, as seen in widescreen spectacles (The Robe, The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur) and mature Westerns (High Noon, Shane, The Searchers). The richly detailed text elucidates a number of trends that emerged as Hollywood, with its familiar stars and genres, reached out as an industry to the newly acknowledged 'teenage' generation with rock-and-roll films and movies as diverse as Rebel Without a Cause and Gidget." -- Back cover.

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