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For an example of what Robert Hunt recommends below, see The Classical
Hollywood Cinema by Bordwell, Thompson and Staiger, especially Chapter
11.

Place, Power, Situation, And Spectacle : A Geography Of Film, edited by
Stuart C. Aitken and Leo E. Zonn might be useful for theoretical
contexts.

In other film histories, look especially at material covering the
immediate post-World War II period when smaller cameras and the
influence of documentaries and Italian Neo-Realism began to influence
some Hollywood directors, especially those who worked with film units in
the war--Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, etc.  It
might also be useful to look at discussions of John Ford's use of
Monument Valley in STAGECOACH and later films.

Don Larsson

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Donald F. Larsson
Department of English, AH 230
Minnesota State U, Mankato (56001)
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-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Hunt [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 7:10 PM
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Subject: Re: Location shooting

Hollywood wasn't an alternative to location shooting..it WAS the
location.
There are many film histories that cover this, but for starters, try
Eileen
Bowser's "The Transformation of Cinema", (Univ. of California Press, I
think).
Just about any account of silent filmmaking will have something to add,
and for a
good fictionalized version, Peter Bogdanovich's "Nickelodeon" summarizes
the
period nicely.

Robert Hunt

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