Film theory and contemporary Hollywood movies (Book, 2009) []
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Film theory and contemporary Hollywood movies

Film theory and contemporary Hollywood movies

Author: Warren Buckland
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: AFI film readers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Film theory no longer gets top billing or plays a starring role in film studies today, as critics proclaim that theory is dead and we are living in a post-theory moment. While theory may be out of the limelight, it remains an essential key to understanding the full complexity of cinema, one that should not be so easily discounted or discarded.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Buckland
ISBN: 9780415962612 0415962617 9780415962629 0415962625 9780203030769 0203030761
OCLC Number: 166361645
Description: vi, 355 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: New Hollywood, new aesthetics. New Hollywood, new millennium / Thomas Schatz --
The supernatural in neo-baroque Hollywood / Sean Cubitt --
Man without a movie camera, movies without men: towards a posthumanist cinema? / William Brown --
Movie-games and game-movies: towards an aesthetics of transmediality / Douglas Brown and Tanya Krzywinska --
Saw heard: musical sound design in contemporary cinema / K.J. Donnelly --
The shape of 1999: the stylistics of American movies at the end of the century / Barry Salt --
Tales of epiphany and entropy: paranarrative worlds on YouTube / Thomas Elsaesser --
Feminism, philosophy, and queer theory. Reformulating the symbolic universe: Kill Bill and Tarantino's transcultural imaginary / Saša Vojković --
(Broke)back to the mainstream: queer theory and queer cinemas today / Harry M. Benshoff --
Demystifying Deleuze: French philosophy meets contemporary U.S. cinema / David Martin-Jones --
Rethinking affects, narration, fantasy, and realism. Trauma, pleasure, and emotion in the viewing of Titanic: a cognitive approach / Carl Plantinga --
Mementos of contemporary American cinema: identifying and responding to the unreliable narrator in the movie theater / Volker Ferenz --
Fantasy audiences versus fantasy audiences / Martin Barker --
"What is there really in the world?" Forms of theory, evidence and truth in Fahrenheit 9/11: a philosophical and intuitionist realist approach / Ian Aitken.
Series Title: AFI film readers.
Responsibility: edited by Warren Buckland.


Explores popular movies through the lens of film theory, beginning with industrial-economic analysis before moving into a predominately aesthetic and interpretive framework.  Read more...


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"this is an audacious, thoughtful volume that demands close attention...Highly recommended." -CHOICE

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