Hollywood Movies as Commodity and Culture: A Historical Review

Zhen LIU


In the age of globalization, Hollywood movies have become a world phenomenon that needs much attention and concern. As a special product, Hollywood movies have both economic and cultural properties. Hence they have been used a tool of both economic and cultural expansion, making huge profits and selling American way of life throughout the world. A historical review of Hollywood movies as commodity and culture helps understand their increasingly significant influence on the movie industry and culture in the world.


Hollywood movies; Commodity; Culture; Consumerism; American dream

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