“Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret: the Hidden Environmental Costs of the Movies”

by Hunter Vaughan, reviewed by Joshua Schulze

Excerpt: “Rather than just speculating about the epistemological conditions of the past that manifested in a particular rapport with the environment, Vaughan posits material history as the primary entity from which such conclusions can more convincingly be drawn. His work is at its richest when archival findings and production analysis bleed into textual readings; indeed, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary analysis of the forward-looking fifth chapter, Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret injects the field of environmental media studies (and just plain media studies) with an exciting toolkit and a renewed sense of energy. Certainly, at the very least, I will never see Singin’ in the Rain in the same way again.” Read full review here