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Cecil B. Demille, Classical Hollywood, and Modern American Mass Culture: 1910-1960

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Cecil B. Demille, Classical Hollywood, and Modern American Mass Culture: 1910-1960 - Blanke, David
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This book uses the long and profitable career of Cecil B. DeMille to track the evolution of Classical Hollywood and its influence on emerging mass commercial culture in the US. DeMille's success rested on how well his films presumed a broad consensus in the American public--expressed through consumer hedonism, faith, and an "exceptional" national history--which merged seamlessly with the efficient production methods developed by the largest integrated studios. DeMille's sudden mid-career shift away from spectator perversity ...

Cecil B. Demille, Classical Hollywood, and Modern American Mass Culture: 1910-1960 2018, Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9783319769851

2018 edition

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