Twenty-First-Century Hollywood: Rebooting the System, by Keele Film Studies lecturer Dr Neil Archer, is published this month by Wallflower/Columbia University Press. Dr Archer’s book looks into the contexts of studio film production in the new century in order to understand what shapes the style and content of present-day cinema. Focusing especially on the prevalence of the franchise film in today’s Hollywood, the book includes analyses of films such as Captain America: Civil War, Gravity and The LEGO Movie.
Dr Archer teaches on the core first- and second-year Film modules, Approaching Film and Hollywood and Beyond: Global Popular Cinemas, in which he explores many of the films and themes featured in the book.
You can read more about Twenty-First-Century Hollywood on the Keele Film Studies blog: https://filmkeele.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/hooray-for-hollywood/