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Just as Film Art tried to present systematicways to analyze films, Film History suggested how historians didtheir work, providing an introduction on historiography and sidebars on discoveriesand revisionist work. And we tried to get outside the canon and look at filmsand filmmakers not previously discussed. (Before the current wave of interestin Kiarostami and Hou Hsiao‑hsien, for instance, we tried to signal theirimportance.) Over several years we traveled to archives around the world to watchfilms and gather materials. It was by far the most draining book we have written,and we nearly gave up. We’re pleased, though, that some people find ituseful. It’sbeen translated into Italian (Milan: Castoro, 1998), Chinese (Taiwan: McGraw-HillInternational Ltd.), Korean (Seoul: Vision and Language, 2000), Persian(unauthorized: Tehran: Markaz), and Czech.
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This book consists of two essays focused on contemporary American cinema. The first essay considers the extent to which films of the last thirty years or so have diverged from storytelling models formulated during Hollywood’s studio era. The second essay analyzes visual style and is an expansion of the essay, “Intensified Continuity,” which appeared in Film Quarterly some years ago. Both essays tackle more general issues of continuity and change in Hollywood, try to dispute the idea of a “post-classical” Hollywood, and consider the role played by independent filmmaking. Films analyzed include Jerry Maguire, Memento, JFK, A Beautiful Mind, The Two Towers, and Two Weeks Notice. The Way Hollywood Tells It can be considered an essayistic sequel to some of my sections oof The Classical Hollywood Cinema (1985).
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