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Published: 20 April 2017

320 Pages | 100 color illustrations


ISBN: 9780190658755

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Hollywood Aesthetic

Pleasure in American Cinema

Todd Berliner

  • comprehensive appraisal of Hollywood's capacity to deliver aesthetic pleasure
  • enlists empirical research in psychology
  • offers a new theory of Hollywood storytelling aesthetics
  • sees fans of Hollywood cinema not as victims of mass media culture but as active participants in their own entertainment
  • Features companion website with clips from dozens of films, illustrating key arguments
  • Features full color illustrations throughout