J.D. Connor is associate professor in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California, USA. His research focuses on the interplay of art and industry in the contemporary Hollywood system, the history of tape recording, and Kennedy-era media shifts. Connor is the author of the forthcoming The Studios after the Studios (2015) and on the steering committee of Post45 (post45.org).
In “Hollywood Math and Aftermath,” J. D. Connor is bold enough to take films at their word when they scream out loud that they’re made out of money....