A Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, Altman / Edition 3

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In this twentieth-anniversary millennial edition, Kolker continues and expands his inquiry into the cinematic representation of culture by updating and revising the chapters on the directors discussed in the first edition-- Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, and Steven Spielberg-- to include their most important works since 1988, analyzing those films which have made important advances in the directors' careers and which have given cause for rethinking the films that preceded them. Included is a profile of Arthur Penn's career followed by a new comparative study of Oliver Stone, who mirrors Penn's practice of drawing his films out of historical and ideological currents. Placing the films of Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, and Altman in an ideological perspective, Kolker both illuminates their relationship to one another and to larger currents in our culture, and emphasizes the statements their films make about American society and culture. This edition includes a new preface, a requiem for Stanley Kubrick, updated filmography, and 48 images from various films discussed through the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195123494
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Kolker is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Maryland and Adjunct Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous works on film and media, including The Altering Eye; Film, Form, and Culture; and Media Studies: An Introductory Textbook.

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Table of Contents

Preface to First Edition Preface to Fourth Editoin Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter One. Body's Montage, History's Mise-en-Scene, Contours of the Horizontal Line, Arthur Penn, Oliver Stone, and David Fincher
Chapter Two. Tectonics of the Mechanical Man, Stanley Kubrick
Chapter Three. Expressions of the Streets, Martin Scorsese
Chapter Four. Steven Spielberg, War, Superheroes, and the Digital Mise-en-Scene Chapter Five. Radical Surfaces and Independent Means, Robert Altman

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