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Introduction -- Groundhog Day: how franchises killed originality in Hollywood -- pt. 1. How Hollywood got here -- The Odd Couple: Lynton and Pascal's glory days at Sony -- Reality Bites: why everything went wrong for the movie business -- Inception: the secret origin of the superhero movie -- Revenge of the Nerds: the rise of Marvel Studios -- Spider-Man: Homecoming: why Sony gave up its most valuable asset -- Star Wars: the decline of the A-List -- A Star is Born: Netflix, the new home for movie stars -- Frozen: why studios stopped making mid-budget dramas -- Trading Places: how TV stole movies' spot atop Hollywood -- pt. 2. Where Hollywood is headed -- The Terminator: Disney, the perfect studio for the franchise age -- The Producers: creativity meets franchise management -- The Shop around the Corner: Amazon saves the Indie film business -- Apt Pupil: China's shifting relationship with Hollywood -- Field of Dreams: studio defectors and the future of nonfranchise films -- The Last Picture Show?
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