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Hollywood Abroad: Audiences and Cultural Exchange Hollywood Abroad: Audiences and Cultural Exchange

The first study of the reception of Hollywood films by non-American audiences, and the complex adoption of Hollywood by overseas cultures.

The first study of the reception of Hollywood films by non-American audiences, and the complex adoption of Hollywood by overseas cultures.

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Hollywood Abroad is the first book to examine the reception of Hollywood movies by non-American audiences. Although numerous books on film history have analysed the ways in which American films came to dominate world markets, there has so far been very little published work on how audiences outside the United States have responded to Hollywood-produced films.

Hollywood Abroad is a pioneering attempt to examine this issue. It unites the work of a number of scholars exploring the reception of US films in Britain, France, Belgium, Turkey, Australia, India, Japan and Central Africa. The book covers topics from the first major penetration of American films into France, Britain and Australia through to the impact of such films as The Best Years of Our Lives and the response of Belgian young people in the age of the multiplex. The book demonstrates that the story of the reception of American films overseas is less one of domination than a complex adoption of Hollywood into their own 'host' cultures.

Hollywood Abroad is the first book to examine the reception of Hollywood movies by non-American audiences. Although numerous books on film history have analysed the ways in which American films came to dominate world markets, there has so far been very little published work on how audiences outside the United States have responded to Hollywood-produced films.

Hollywood Abroad is a pioneering attempt to examine this issue. It unites the work of a number of scholars exploring the reception of US films in Britain, France, Belgium, Turkey, Australia, India, Japan and Central Africa. The book covers topics from the first major penetration of American films into France, Britain and Australia through to the impact of such films as The Best Years of Our Lives and the response of Belgian young people in the age of the multiplex. The book demonstrates that the story of the reception of American films overseas is less one of domination than a complex adoption of Hollywood into their own 'host' cultures.

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SKU 9781844570515
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1.Introduction: The Americanization of the World; Richard Maltby; 2. The Reception of American Films in France, c. 1910-1920; Raphaelle Costa de Beauregard and Melvyn Stokes; 3. 'A Great American Sensation': Thomas Ince's Civilization at Th

Publisher(s) BFI Publishing
Editor(s) Richard Maltby , Melvyn Stokes
Format Paperback
Original publication date 02/08/2007
Number of pages 164

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