Location shooting has always been a vital counterpart to soundstage production, and at times, the primary form of Hollywood filmmaking. But until now, the industrial and artistic development of this production practice has been scattered across the margins of larger American film histories. Hollywood on Location is the first comprehensive history of location shooting in the American film industry, showing how this mode of filmmaking changed Hollywood business practices, production strategies, and visual style from the silent era to the present. The contributors explore how location filmmaking supplemented and later, supplanted production on the studio lots. Drawing on archival research and in-depth case studies, the seven contributors show how location shooting expanded the geography of American film production, from city streets and rural landscapes to far-flung territories overseas, invoking a new set of creative, financial, technical, and logistical challenges. Whereas studio filmmaking sought to recreate nature, location shooting sought to master it, finding new production values and production economies that reshaped Hollywood’s modus operandi.
|Publisher:||Rutgers University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
About the Author
JOSHUA GLEICH is an assistant professor in the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona. He is author of Hollywood in San Francisco: Location Shooting and the Aesthetics of Urban Decline. LAWRENCE WEBB is a lecturer in film studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. He is author of The Cinema of Urban Crisis: Seventies Film and the Reinvention of the City.
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction Joshua Gleich and Lawrence Webb 1. The Silent Era, 1895-1927 Jennifer Peterson 2. Classical Hollywood, 1928-1945 Sheri Chinen Biesen 3. Postwar Hollywood, 1945-1967, Part 1: Domestic Location Shooting Joshua Gleich 4. Postwar Hollywood, 1945-1967, Part 2: Foreign Location Shooting Daniel Steinhart 5. The Auteur Renaissance, 1968-1979 Lawrence Webb 6. The New Hollywood, 1980-1999 Noelle Griffis 7. The Modern Entertainment Marketplace, 2000-Present Julian Stringer Notes on Contributors