Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility / Edition 1

Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility / Edition 1

by John Mercer, Martin Shingler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1904764029

ISBN-13: 9781904764021

Pub. Date: 01/12/2005

Publisher: Wallflower Press

Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility is designed as an accessible overview of one of the most popular genres at undergraduate Film Studies. The book identifies three distinct but connected concepts through which it is possible to make sense of melodrama; either as a genre, originating in European theatre of the 18th and 19th century, as a specific

Overview

Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility is designed as an accessible overview of one of the most popular genres at undergraduate Film Studies. The book identifies three distinct but connected concepts through which it is possible to make sense of melodrama; either as a genre, originating in European theatre of the 18th and 19th century, as a specific cinematic style, epitomised by the work of Douglas Sirk or as a sensibility that emerges in the context of specific texts, speaking to and reflecting the desires, concerns and anxieties of audiences. Films discussed include All That Heaven Allows, Safe, Fear Eats the Soul, Black Narcissus, Suddenly Last Summer and Rebel Without a Cause. Each chapter includes overviews of key essays, analyses of significant and widely studied films and includes an annotated reading list.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904764021
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
01/12/2005
Series:
Short Cuts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Table of IllustrationsIntroduction 1. Genre2. Style3. SensibilityConclusion Filmography Recommended Reading List Bibliography

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