From Antz To Titanic: Reinventing Film Analysis

From Antz To Titanic: Reinventing Film Analysis

by Martin Barker, Thomas Austin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745315844

ISBN-13: 9780745315843

Pub. Date: 06/20/2000

Publisher: Pluto Press

Martin Barker and Thomas Austin provide a jargon-free, accessible and very student-friendly introduction to film analysis. Barker and Austin take a close look at a range of popular Hollywood films in a variety of genres such as Titanic, Deep Impact, Sleepless in Seattle, The Lion King and The Usual Suspects, and provide vivid demonstrations of what can and can't be

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Martin Barker and Thomas Austin provide a jargon-free, accessible and very student-friendly introduction to film analysis. Barker and Austin take a close look at a range of popular Hollywood films in a variety of genres such as Titanic, Deep Impact, Sleepless in Seattle, The Lion King and The Usual Suspects, and provide vivid demonstrations of what can and can't be achieved with close textual analysis.Explicitly rejecting much of the theoretical baggage that dogs contemporary film analysis, Barker and Austin work back from the problems their own students have encountered to quite literally strip the subject down to its bare essentials. In the process they enable students to see clearly the ways in which films make and distribute cultural meanings. This is a deliberately anti-theoretical text on film studies and filmic analysis — the cornerstone of film and media studies — which unpacks, explains, and demystifies what happens when we analyze film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745315843
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
06/20/2000
Series:
Film Analysis
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

1. Films, Audiences and Analyses

2. Formalism and the Implied Audience

3. Usual Suspects, Unusual Devices

4. An Ant With Ideas

5. Titanic: A Knight To Remember

6. In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle

7. Like Food Processors, But Nasty

8. Dear Meg, Dearest Tom

9. A Very Deep Impact (with Thomas Austin)

10. Showing That It Is What It Is

Bibliography

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