The Hollywood family film : a history, from Shirley Temple to Harry Potter

Title
The Hollywood family film : a history, from Shirley Temple to Harry Potter / Noel Brown.
Author
Brown, Noel.
Publication
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
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Description
xii, 276 p. : ill.; 24 cm.
Series Statement
Cinema and society series
Uniform Title
Cinema and society.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-265) and index.
  • Includes filmography (p. 257-260).
Contents
1. The Emergence of the Hollywood Family Feature, 1930-9 -- 2. Walt Disney and the Beginnings of Feature Animation -- 3. The Middlebrow Family Film, 1940-53 -- 4. The Traditional Family Film in Decline, 1953-68 -- 5. The Independents: Pal, Harryhausen and Radnitz -- 6. The Modern Family Film and the New Hollywood, 1977-95 -- 7. The Family Audience and the Global Media Environment.
Call Number
MFL 13-5770
ISBN
  • 9781780762708 (pbk.)
  • 1780762704 (pbk.)
  • 9781780762692
  • 1780762690
LCCN
2013376153
OCLC
794816326
Author
Brown, Noel.
Title
The Hollywood family film : a history, from Shirley Temple to Harry Potter / Noel Brown.
Imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
Series
Cinema and society series
Cinema and society.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-265) and index.
Includes filmography (p. 257-260).
Summary
The Hollywood family film is one of the most popular, commercially-successful and culturally significant forms of mass entertainment. This book is the first in-depth history of the Hollywood family film, tracing its development from its beginnings in the 1930s to its global box-office dominance today. Noel Brown shows how, far from being an innocuous amusement for children, the family film has always been intended for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He tells the story of how Hollywood's ongoing preoccupation with breaking down the barriers that divide audiences has resulted in some of the most successful and enduring films in the history of popular cinema. Drawing on multiple sources and with close analysis of a broad range of films, from such classics as 'Little Women', 'Meet me in St Louis', 'King Kong' and 'Mary Poppins' to such modern family blockbusters as 'Star Wars', 'Indiana Jones' and 'Toy Story', this timely book underlines the immense cultural and commercial importance of this neglected genre.
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