What Histories Overlook

I found my scholarly motto, in a Richard Maltby essay ("Post-classical historiographies and consolidated entertainment" Neale/Smith, eds., Contemporary Hollywood Cinema). The essay has been out for some time; I missed this the first time around:
What is certainly true of the history of classical Hollywood as presently written is that the industry's prestige product has been excluded from the critical canon as criticism seeks to construct a Hollywood cinema worthy - thematically, aesthetically, ideologically - of study (40).
What's remarkable is that this is still true, and that the vein to mine is pretty rich.


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