At a time when the studio is making a stunning comeback, film historian Thomas Schatz provides an indispensable account of Hollywood's tradional blend of business and art. This book lays to rest the persistent myth that businesspeople and producers stifle artistic talent and reveals instead the genius of a system of collaboration and conflict. Working from industry documents, Schatz traces the development of house styles, the rise and fall of careers, and the making-and unmaking-of movies, from Frankenstein to Spellbound to Grand Hotel. Richly illustrated and highly readable, The Genius of the System gives the definitive view of the workings of the Old Hollywood and the foundations of the New.
This book lays to rest the persistent myth that businesspeople and producers stifle artistic talent and reveals instead the genius of a system of collaboration and conflict.
Author: Thomas Schatz
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Performing Arts
The Genius of Judaism by Isaac Disraeli, first published in 1833, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
Such were the arts by which the Rabbins walled in the human intellect ; the
system kept the national genius stationary and unchangeable . Liberty of thinking
, the only good thing in this world - as the ardent father Paul Sarpi exclaimed , in
Author: Isaac Disraeli
cannot but think you have embraced a most S . So then , the adherence of
Christian unlovely and repulsive system . On the churches to the order of their
Lord ' s comcontrary , the practice for which we plead , mission , is opposed to the
Author: Charles George Sommers
The system of popery has been aptly likened to the human system ; like the
pulsation of the blood from the heart to the extremities and back again to the
heart , so the popish system , flowing from its centre at Rome , radiates through
the whole ...
Category: Church and state
The clergy had consecrated the system of Ptolemy , and clung to it with the grasp
of death . When that fell , they supposed that the Church must fall with it . The very
heavens threatened their destruction . So they pounced upon Galileo , tore him ...
Author: Robert Turnbull
Category: Italiaanse literatuur
The flour these things are made of is brought from the mill of truth ; but falsehood
is so largely mixed in the dough as to change both the flavor and effect of this
bread upon the system . Once get the taste perverted , and you have a morbid ...
Author: A. C. Harness
Category: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
It was , therefore , the policy of France to yield a cordial support to the
Netherlands ; but above all it was her policy to construct such a system of
alliances in Europe , as should enable her eventually to make head against
Spain . It is to this latter ...
Author: Cyril Fletcher Grant
But it is assumed in the same breath that what he thus taught in the letter of
particular paragraphs , ' is opposed to the ruling scope and genius of the system
as a whole . In plain English the meaning is , that Swedenborg did not
understand the ...
But the genius of the Church of Rome tolerates no rights , no prerogatives ,
except in the clergy , and its official agents . For the laity , it is ... From age to age ,
every advantage has been taken of the results of experience to perfect the
Author: Calvin COLTON
She continued for a day or two asking what the lawyers call " leading questions ; ”
but at last the natural candor of her spirit rejected this system of policy . “ I cannot
go on thus , my kind friends , ” said she ; “ I cannot , and I ought not to go on ...
Author: Barry Cornwall
Category: English literature
Details the events of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and profiles the delegates that attend it
Even some minorities brought into the system could be permanently oppressed if
a concordance of other minorities joined in that oppression . ( Madison's theories
, Hamilton jotted in his journal contained a good deal of truth ; although , said ...
Author: Charles L. Mee
The system is one of strict selection based on demonstrated ability . Only one
acquainted with Indian life will understand with what earnestness , with what
stern sense of responsibility , the system is observed . The men selected for the
Author: Hubert Clinton Herring
This system has developed steadily since the late Middle Ages , when the
legislation of the Italian city - states abolished rural servitude . In 1256 the
preamble to a list of emancipated slaves drawn up at Bologna proclaimed that '
men were ...
Author: Leonardo Olschki
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
true genius , when associated with good judgment . It consists in distinguishing
those things which please , — simply in consequence of accidental associations ,
like those above referred to , — from those which are correlated to the original ...
Author: Asa Mahan
It is a gigantic monument of the genius of science of the present day . ” — New
York Literary World . The Physical Atlas . II . Reduced from the Imperial Folio . For
the Use of Colleges , Academies , and Families . By A. Keith Johnston , F.R.S.E. ...
Author: Thomas Doubleday
Category: Political science
The disrespect shown to men of genius arises , in part , from a mistake prevalent
in the world , of a system of barter , arising from the trading that goes on in other
things . I have frequently heard men talk of making an exchange with respect to ...
Author: Arthur Reynolds (B.Sc.)
Author: Frederick Pollock
Publisher: Ams PressInc
At Jericho , referring to the defences constructed around 8000 BC , Kathleen
Kenyon writes : further details of the system of fortification to which this wall ( the
town wall ) belongs have emerged . On the outer side was a great rock - cut ditch
Author: C. A. E. O'Brien
Publisher: Borgo Press
But they did not question the established order of state and society ; not in the
system of government , but in the persons representing it , they de manded
reform , a change not of frame but of heart . Their incentive purpose was not
social and ...
Author: Carleton Noyes
intricate and subtle interplay between the genius of the Marxist system and the
genius of the compelling intellectual drives of Japan ' s thinkers was responsible
for the enormous influence that Marxist thought had in Japan . This interplay had