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Film Theory Goes to the Movies: Cultural Analysis of Contemporary Film (AFI Film Readers) Edited by Jim Collins

Film Theory Goes to the Movies: Cultural Analysis of Contemporary Film (AFI Film Readers)
by Edited by Jim Collins

This collection redresses the absence of scholarly attention to the modern day blockbuster, with provocative studies of such major films as Silence of the Lambs, Terminator II and Pretty Woman.
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Film Theory Goes to the Movies fills the gap in film theory literature which has failed to analyze high-grossing blockbusters. The contributors in this volume, however, discuss such popular films as The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves, Terminator II, Pretty Woman, Truth or Dare, Mystery Train, and Jungle Fever. They employ a variety of critical approaches, from industry analysis to reception study, to close readings informed by feminist, deconstructive and postmodernist theory, as well as recent developments in African American and gay and lesbian criticism. An important introduction to contemporary Hollywood, this anthology will be of interest to those involved in the fields of film theory, literary theory, popular culture, and women's studies.

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Sku
GOR001707931
Title
Film Theory Goes to the Movies: Cultural Analysis of Contemporary Film (AFI Film Readers)
Author
Edited by Jim Collins
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year published
1993-03-04
Number of pages
320
ISBN 10
0415905761
ISBN 13
9780415905763
Prizes
N/A
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