The Films of Woody Allen / Edition 2

The Films of Woody Allen / Edition 2

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by Sam B. Girgus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521810914

ISBN-13: 9780521810913

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Films of Woody Allen is the first full-length work to examine the director as a serious filmmaker and artist. Sam Girgus argues that Allen has consistently been on the cutting edge of contemporary critical and cultural consciousness, challenging our notions of authorship, narrative, perspective, character, theme, ideology, gender, and sexuality. This revised and…  See more details below

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The Films of Woody Allen is the first full-length work to examine the director as a serious filmmaker and artist. Sam Girgus argues that Allen has consistently been on the cutting edge of contemporary critical and cultural consciousness, challenging our notions of authorship, narrative, perspective, character, theme, ideology, gender, and sexuality. This revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that examine Allen's work since 1992. Girgus argues that the scandal surrounding Allen's personal life in the early 1990s has altered his image in ways that reposition moral consciousness in his work. The union between Allen's public and private selves that created a special aura about him remains intact despite the director's concerted efforts to separate his private life from his screen image. Allen now assumes a postmodern moral relativism and sensual realism that differ profoundly from the moral sensibility of his earlier work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521810913
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Film Classics Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Second Edition - The Prisoner of Aura: The Lost World of Woody Allen1
1Reconstruction and Revision in Woody Allen's Films20
2Desire and Narrativity in Annie Hall44
3Manhattan62
4The Purple Rose of Cairo - Poststructural Anxiety Comes to New Jersey89
5Hannah and Her Sisters108
6The Eyes of God129
Conclusion to the Second Edition - Allen's Fall: Mind, Morals, and Meaning in Deconstructing Harry148
Filmography175
Selected bibliography193
Index197

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't be fooled by the title. This book lacked much of what I wanted to know about Woody Allen's films. I wanted referential information and facts about each film. Girgus just gave a tirade of his opinions. I'm no expert, but I can form opinions for myself. What I wanted was a information on the films, and I didn't find it in this book.