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Gomery, Douglas

Works: 63 works in 327 publications in 6 languages and 9,701 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Screenplays  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, uns
Classifications: PN1993.5.U6, 791.4309
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Most widely held works by Douglas Gomery
Who owns the media? : competition and concentration in the mass media industry by Benjamin M Compaine( )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thorough update to Benjamin Compaine's original 1979 benchmark and 1982 revisit of media ownership tackles the question of media ownership, providing a detailed examination of the current state of the media industry. Retaining the wealth of data of the earlier volumes, Compaine and his co-author Douglas Gomery chronicle the myriad changes in the media industry and the factors contributing to these changes. They also examine how the media industry is being reshaped by technological forces in all segments, as well as by social and cultural reactions to these forces. This third edition of Who Owns the Media? has been reorganized and expanded, reflecting the evolution of the media industry structure. Looking beyond conventional wisdom and expectations, Compaine and Gomery examine the characteristics of competition in the media marketplace, present alternative positions on the meanings of concentration, and ultimately urge readers to draw their own conclusions on an issue that is neither black nor white. Appropriate for media practitioners and sociologists, historians, and economists studying mass media, this volume can also be used for advanced courses in broadcasting, journalism, mass communication, telecommunications, and media education. As a new benchmark for the current state of media ownership, it is invaluable to anyone needing to understand who controls the media and thus the information and entertainment messages received by media consumers. --Publisher
The coming of sound : a history by Douglas Gomery( )

18 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound transformed not only the Hollywood film industry, but all of world cinema. This text examines how the arrival of sound brought a boom to the industry and why its social impact deepened in complexity
Movie history : a survey by Douglas Gomery( )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can we understand the history of film? Historical facts don't answer the basic questions of film history. History, as this book shows, is more than the simple accumulation of film titles, facts and figures
The Hollywood studio system by Douglas Gomery( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Hollywood Studio System' describes and analyses the complete development, classic operation, and reinvention of the global corporate entitities which produce and distribute most of the films we watch
Shared pleasures : a history of movie presentation in the United States by Douglas Gomery( Book )

22 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exhaustive volume on the history of motion pictures in America, Gomery deals with movie distribution and presentation. The first section presents a history of movie display from nickelodeons to VCRs. Of particular interest is the evidence that television was not responsible for the decline in moviegoing. The second section deals with specialty operations, including art-house cinemas and theaters for African-Americans. The final section looks at the effect of technological innovations, from the emergence of sound to wide-screen movies and the advent of home video. Tracing the impact of child-bearing patterns, the rise of the suburbs and shopping malls and America's automobile culture as seen in the form of drive-in theaters, this volume is as much a social history of the United States as it is a history of movie exhibition. ISBN 0-299-13210-2: $40.00
Film history : theory and practice by Robert Clyde Allen( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Future of news : television-newspapers-wire services-newsmagazines( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charting the past decade's media trends, the authors show how an increasing segment of the population is rejecting broadly targeted media "packages" in favor of more focused, specialized information. Television network news producers, for example, face a growing viewer preference for cable news services, attention-grabbing local news programs, and lurid "infotainment" shows often broadcast by the networks' own affiliates. At the same time, urban newspapers and national newsmagazines are losing readers--and revenues--despite increased news and feature coverage and frequent graphic "makeovers." And the nation's wire services also face an uncertain future
High Sierra by John Huston( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High Sierra (1941) is a highly successful Warner Brothers gangster film of special interest to film scholars, and aficionados. It represented a turning point in the nature of gangster film of the 1930s. It was the film that launched Humphrey Bogart to stardom. And it is representative of the concerted efforts of the very b est of Warners' talent of the era. In a period of serious reassessment of the American film, this revised shooting script, never before published, provides valuable primary data for that reassessment
A history of broadcasting in the United States by Douglas Gomery( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book surveys four key broadcasting periods from 1921 to 1996, and includes coverage of the recent impact of cable TV and home video. It presents new data from collections at the Library of Congress and the Library of American Broadcasting. Eschewing traditional coverage of FCC decisions and the physical nature of broadcasting, it considers issues of race, class, and gender while situating the industry firmly within the context of politics, society, and culture -- from cover
Sound and the cinema : the coming of sound to American film( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American media : the Wilson quarterly reader( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television industries by Douglas Gomery( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While not a production study, this book attempts to provide an insight into the inner workings of the television industry. As such its central concern is with processes, not texts or techniques or histories. "Television Industries" focuses on the essential elements of the industry: the policy and regulatory frameworks, the swiftly changing world of video production technology, all of which provides the backdrops against which broadcasters shape and sell their products. The book also examines the working practices of scheduling, budgeting, selling advertising air-time and so forth. Where issues may be familiar to readers (for example debates around public service broadcasting) the entries aim to be explanatory and fresh. Of course, it's not possible to cover every aspect of what is a complex and ever changing industry. Nonetheless, the aim is to provide a starting point for students and new scholars as they start to research into the nature of the broadcasting industry
Media in America : the Wilson quarterly reader by Douglas Gomery( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty outstanding essays from the engaging and readable Wilson Quarterly magazine illuminate journalism, entertainment, and the cultural underpinnings of modern communications. Media in America's sections cover literacy, popular culture, and advertising; news and politics; movies and music; and television and new media technologies. A natural for classes in journalism and media studies, Media in America: The Wilson Quarterly Reader includes the best and most relevant material from twenty years of the Wilson Quarterly, adds one original article, and offers bibliographic essays indicating additional reading in all areas of media studies
The art of moving shadows by Annette Michelson( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The studio system( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using Paramount Pictures as a case study, the program looks at the "factory system" perfected by major film studios in 1930s Hollywood. Explores the tensions in the industry between the artistic goals of the talent and the manufacturing goals of studio executives. Discusses how the industry was impacted by the separation of motion picture studios and motion picture theatres, television, the emergence of independent film makers, non-exclusive contracts, and conglomerate ownership. Includes commentary by motion picture producers, directors and actors, including Charlton Heston and Harrison Ford
Media in society by Richard Campbell( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critiquing the mass media, and the role those media play in our lives, requires a critical eye. Media in Society gives students in upper level media courses a unique narrative-based approach to media criticism, exploring the stories media tell, as well as the stories we tell about the media when we describe how it affects us. Organized thematically, Media in Society examines topics like narrative genre, entertainment culture, news, politics, and economics, emphasizing both the pleasures and pitfalls of the media narratives that surround us. Written by an esteemed team of media scholars, specifically for media students, this compact and affordable text makes a great backbone or addition to a media and society course
Teoría y práctica de la historia del cine by Robert Clyde Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood : l'âge d'or des studios by Douglas Gomery( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in French and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Will Hays papers by Will H Hays( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reel guide to the collection; with an introductory essay, scope and contents note
The coming of sound to the American cinema : a history of the transformation of an industry by Douglas Gomery( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The coming of sound : a history
The coming of sound : a historyMovie history : a surveyThe Hollywood studio systemShared pleasures : a history of movie presentation in the United StatesFilm history : theory and practiceThe Future of news : television-newspapers-wire services-newsmagazinesHigh SierraA history of broadcasting in the United States
Alternative Names
Douglas Gomery Amerikaans journalist

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Gomery, J. Douglas

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Gomery, John Douglas

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Дуглас Гомери американский исследователь и преподаватель журналистики

고메리, 더글러스 1945-