Tag: Dream Factories

Grounded Dreams?

Alexandra Frankel , March 9th, 2017


Hong Kong and Hollywood face the challenges of a globalizing movie economy. Hortense Powdermaker’s analysis of a Hollywood movie industry driven by extreme uncertainty, anxiety, and crisis in…


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Watching Movies in Ghana

Alexandra Frankel , March 9th, 2017


Re-presenting the stuff of dreams and invisible forces, films feed the popular imagination. “It’s true, it’s true. All these things happen, all these things happen in real life….


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The Accidental Celebrity

Alexandra Frankel , March 9th, 2017


Achieving media stardom takes more than luck. It requires hard work and perseverance. City of stars Are you shining just for me? City of stars You never shined…


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Film for Good

Alexandra Frankel , March 9th, 2017


Can cinema produce social justice? Six decades separate the #OscarsSoWhite movement and the publication of Hortense Powdermaker’s ethnography on Hollywood’s inner workings Hollywood, the Dream Factory…


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