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Adrian Danks

Adrian Danks

Adrian Danks is Senior Lecturer and Director of Contextual Studies in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. He is co-curator of the Melbourne Cinémathèque and co-editor of Senses of Cinema. His current projects include an edited collection on the work of Robert Altman (Wiley/Blackwell).

Adrian Danks reviews 'The Persistence of Hollywood' by Thomas Elsaesser

May 2012, no. 341 23 April 2012
Is there anything left to say about Hollywood? Thomas Elsaesser’s monumental compilation of twenty-three densely argued essays written during the last four decades, The Persistence of Hollywood, provides a straightforward, at times overwhelming answer: Yes. Elsaesser’s summary work also makes a strong argument for a lifelong engagement with Hollywood that stretches from the development and ‘ ... (read more)