The Studios after the studios

A history and a how-to: the history of neoclassical Hollywood, a demonstration of how to read that history through the lens of the studio. Driven, as usual, by close readings of examples. Some of your favs—Jaws, The Godfather, Top Gun, Ocean's 11—some you probably don't care about—The Last Tycoon, Waterworld, Troy.

Where to buy

Never sold enough to come out in paper, but it has a gorgeous hardcover. Stanford has it for the sticker price of $45. You can find it cheaper at Powells or Amazon.