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Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain: From the 1920s to the Present

Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain: From the 1920s to the Present
Mark Glancy

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For 100 years, Hollywood has provided both the majority and the most popular of films shown on British screens. For many Britons, Hollywood films are not foreign films. Whether seen in the cinema, on television or the internet, they are regarded as normal screen fare and a part of everyday life. Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain is the first book to take a wide ranging view of this phenomenon, exploring the tastes and preferences of British audiences from the silent era to the present. Mark Glancy investigates the British reception of Hollywood films, ranging from The Public Enemy through film history to The Patriot and Grease. Drawing on rich original sources, his carefully researched and lively book explores Hollywood's capacity to appeal to British audiences, as well as its ability to alienate, enrage and amuse them.

Author Info

Mark Glancy is originally from New Orleans. He teaches American and British film history at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include The 39 Steps: A British Film Guide (I.B.Tauris), When Hollywood Loved Britain and The New Film History: Methods, Sources, Approaches.

Review

'In this excellent study, Glancy employs two trendy approaches to film studies - reception theory and transnational studies - to examine the effect Hollywood films have had on the British since WWI... Beautifully written, this book is a must.'
W. A. Vincent, Michigan State University

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: Cinema and Society

Paperback
ISBN: 9781848854086
Publication Date: 29 Sep 2013
Number of Pages: 224
Height: 234
Width: 156

Hardback
ISBN: 9781848854079
Publication Date: 16 Oct 2013
Number of Pages: 224
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 24

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