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Book Review: The Persistence of Hollywood

"Elsaesser has consistently returned to the subject of cinephilia and its importance as a positive and negative touchstone for both film studies and film-making itself. This preoccupation also allows Elsaesser to evocatively discuss his own emergence as a film scholar and trace the patterns of his cinematic obsession across the geographies of, in his case, Germany, England, and France. ... The Persistence of Hollywood provides an exemplary account of the continued importance of studying Hollywood, while also betraying a deep-seated passion for the form." 
--Australian Book Review, May 2012


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