Realism and Popular Cinema by Julia Hallam

Realism and Popular Cinema by Julia Hallam

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An exploration of how popular films use realist forms to address contentious social and political issues such as social exclusion, war and violence. Focusing on key moments in film history, it examines the uses of realism in national cinemas as a context for an in-depth analysis of popular films.

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This groundbreaking study engages with the theoretical aspects of realism - a long neglected area in film studies. Contributes to an understanding of how popular films use realist forms to address contentious social and political issues such as social exclusion, war and violence. Focusing on key moments in film history the authors examine the uses of realism in national cinemas as a context for their in-depth analysis of contemporary popular films. A series of case studies examines the hybrid styles of realism used in recent filmmaking practice and the politics of these forms in relation to topics such as urban youth and domestic violence (Boyz N the Hood, La Haine, Once Were Warriors, Ladybird, Ladybird, Nil By Mouth), government conspiracies and war (Cry Freedom, JFK, Schindler's List), and serial killers (Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer, Man Bites Dog, Natural Born Killers).. Will give rise to new directions in the theorisation of both popular film and realism in the cinema.

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SKU GOR002700812
Title Realism and Popular Cinema
Author By (author) Julia Hallam
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Manchester University Press
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 300
ISBN 10 0719052513
ISBN 13 9780719052514
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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This groundbreaking study engages with the theoretical aspects of realism - a long neglected area in film studies. Contributes to an understanding of how popular films use realist forms to address contentious social and political issues such as social exclusion, war and violence. Focusing on key moments in film history the authors examine the uses of realism in national cinemas as a context for their in-depth analysis of contemporary popular films. A series of case studies examines the hybrid styles of realism used in recent filmmaking practice and the politics of these forms in relation to topics such as urban youth and domestic violence (Boyz N the Hood, La Haine, Once Were Warriors, Ladybird, Ladybird, Nil By Mouth), government conspiracies and war (Cry Freedom, JFK, Schindler's List), and serial killers (Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer, Man Bites Dog, Natural Born Killers).. Will give rise to new directions in the theorisation of both popular film and realism in the cinema.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002700812
Title Realism and Popular Cinema
Author By (author) Julia Hallam
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Manchester University Press
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 300
ISBN 10 0719052513
ISBN 13 9780719052514
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No