Hollywood, the Dream Factory: An Anthropologist Looks at the Movie-Makers

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Contents
Introduction: Why an Anthropologist Studied Hollywood3
I Habitat and People, Mythical and Real16
II Mass Production of Dreams39
III Taboos54
IV Front Office82
V Men Who Play God100
VI Lesser Gods, but Colossal111
VII The Scribes131
VIII Assembling the Script150
IX The Answers170
X Directors185
XI Acting, in Hollywood205
XII Stars228
XIII Actors Are People254
XIV Emerging from Magic281
XV Hollywood and the U.S.A.307
Index333

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  • Introduction - Why an Anthropologist Studied Hollywood 3
  • Chapter I - Habitat and People, Mythical and Real 16
  • Chapter II - Mass Production of Dreams 39
  • Chapter III - Taboos 54
  • Chapter IV - Front Office 82
  • Chapter V - Men Who Play God 100
  • Chapter VI - Lesser Gods, but Colossal 111
  • Chapter VII - The Scribes 131
  • Chapter VIII - Assembling the Script 150
  • Chapter IX - The Answers 170
  • Chapter X - Directors 185
  • Chapter XI - Acting, in Hollywood 205
  • Chapter XII - Stars 228
  • Chapter XIII - Actors Are People 254
  • Chapter XIV - Emerging from Magic 281
  • Chapter XV - Hollywood and the U.S.A. 307
  • Index 333
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