I have recently published a book, titled “The political economy of Hollywood: Capitalist power and cultural production”. It is the most comprehensive publication of my political economic research on the Hollywood film business. The book contains new and updated empirical research on the Hollywood film business, both domestically and internationally. Notably, I retrieved a large set of IMDb data for films theatrically released between 1983 and 2019. This data enabled me to produce additional quantitative analysis of casting, genre and runtime trends in Hollywood filmmaking, particularly when major distributors made blockbuster cinema their main cinematic/financial strategy.
The book is available in softcover, hardcover and epub. To see if the book is for you, below is a preview PDF, which includes the table of contents, the entire introduction and book’s bibliography.
I am developing a pre-print copy that can be shared within the terms of my copyright agreement with Routledge. If the price of the book is prohibitive for you, please contact me here. I can’t promise a free copy, but I’ll see what I can do. You can also request a review copy here.