A World in Chaos: Social Crisis and the Rise of Postmodern Cinema / Edition 272

A World in Chaos: Social Crisis and the Rise of Postmodern Cinema / Edition 272

by Carl Boggs, Thomas Pollard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742532895

ISBN-13: 9780742532892

Pub. Date: 08/25/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

A World in Chaos: Social Crisis and the Rise of Postmodern Cinema traces the evolution of postmodern cinema through its multiple and overlapping expressions. Through an analysis of films such as American Beauty, Blade Runner, Natural Born Killers, and Thelma and Loiuse, Carl Boggs and Thomas Pollard explore the historical and theoretical shift from the long era

Overview

A World in Chaos: Social Crisis and the Rise of Postmodern Cinema traces the evolution of postmodern cinema through its multiple and overlapping expressions. Through an analysis of films such as American Beauty, Blade Runner, Natural Born Killers, and Thelma and Loiuse, Carl Boggs and Thomas Pollard explore the historical and theoretical shift from the long era of modernity to an emergent postmodernity and examine its intersection with film culture. Unlike most works on media studies, Boggs and Pollard bring together elements of sociology, history, economics, literature, communications, and pop culture to fully explore the complex developmental interaction between film and society. The resulting work illuminates the different, often conflicted and contradictory, currents at work in the film industry that long ago departed from the ritualized practices of the classical studio system. Engagingly and clearly written, A World in Chaos is perfect for film and pop culture enthusiasts as well as everyone interested in the role of film in American society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742532892
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/25/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 The New Cinematic Society Chapter 3 The Rise and Decline of Modernism Chapter 4 The Postmodern Revolt: A New Era? Chapter 5 The Many Faces of Postmodernism Chapter 6 The Postmodern Visual Style Chapter 7 Postmodern Cinema in a Corporate World Chapter 8 Conclusion: Hollywood and the Decline of Political Culture Chapter 9 Filmography: Selected Postmodern Films

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