The Cinema Anti-Hero

The Cinema Anti-Hero

by Daniel Marshall
     
 

He's the stranger in town, the man with no name, the twisted genius, the unshaven gunman with a penchant for rough whiskey and women; he's the anti-hero, and this book tells about him and why we identify with him.

This excellent overview of the genre also offers us psychological and aesthetic rationales behind the anti-hero's emergence, citing German Expressionism

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He's the stranger in town, the man with no name, the twisted genius, the unshaven gunman with a penchant for rough whiskey and women; he's the anti-hero, and this book tells about him and why we identify with him.

This excellent overview of the genre also offers us psychological and aesthetic rationales behind the anti-hero's emergence, citing German Expressionism and the 1930s' Depression. The author includes related themes such as Film Noir, the Western and the Femme Fatale in modern cinema. Carefully referenced and full of insightful observations, this is a rich resource for film buffs everywhere.

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ISBN-13:
9781844010677
Publisher:
Legend Press Ltd
Publication date:
02/04/2003
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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