Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles by Mark Shiel

By Mark Shiel

for plenty of humans the epithet ‘City of Angels’ conjures up sunshine and golden shorelines, glamorous motion picture stars and the promise of status – the truth is naturally very diversified. And, satirically, the city’s fact is as a lot the checklist of la on movie because it is the l. a. of highways and suburban neighbourhoods, of individuals and retailers, police and parking plenty. for the reason that l. a. is in the beginning a urban of cinema – it's the place such a lot of significant video clips are made, and the place its destinations and studio re-creations are recorded and re-presented on film.
This publication explores l. a. from the discovery of movies within the Eighteen Nineties to the decline of the studio method within the Nineteen Fifties, describing the ever-changing cinematic picture of the town, and the ways that its representations mirrored and manipulated its actual geography. It exhibits how the development of huge studios helped to alter the form of l. a., and the way Hollywood not just contributed to, but in addition advanced, the city’s fiscal, political, social and cultural lifestyles. The awfully well known movies that have been produced in this time, from the early slapstick comedies to movie noir, and the histories of l. a. and its movie can't be understood in isolation from one another. Shiel offers an in depth research of narrative, mise en scène, cinematography, modifying and different parts of film-making and magnificence, targeting the ways that administrators and others engaged with the structure of the town either in the studios and on position in California.
Written by means of knowledgeable within the background and concept of cinema and town, this publication is a must-read for someone drawn to Hollywood videos, or the
history and structure of la. in addition to being illustrated with many formerly unpublished photos, the booklet bargains an in-depth view of a urban that hasn't ever particularly been obvious before.

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