Hollywood Math and Aftermath (Bloomsbury Publishing) looks exactly like the kind of academic film book the general movie fan won't read. For one, there's "math" in the title. Second, it doesn't take long into the book to realize you'll come across as many references to economist Myron Scholes and critical theorist Gilles Deleuze as you might to Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Passing over Aftermath, however, would be to miss out on one of the more original and illuminating explorations of commercial film and television production.
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