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Reading Hollywood: Spaces and Meanings in American Film
     

Reading Hollywood: Spaces and Meanings in American Film

by Deborah Thomas
 

This book examines the treatment of space and narrative in a selection of classic films including My Darling Clementine, It's a Wonderful Life, and Vertigo. Deborah Thomas employs a variety of arguments in exploring the reading of space and its meaning in Hollywood cinema and film generally. Topics covered include the importance of space in

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This book examines the treatment of space and narrative in a selection of classic films including My Darling Clementine, It's a Wonderful Life, and Vertigo. Deborah Thomas employs a variety of arguments in exploring the reading of space and its meaning in Hollywood cinema and film generally. Topics covered include the importance of space in defining genre (such as the necessity of an urban landscape for a gangster film to be a gangster film); the ambiguity of offscreen space and spectatorship (how an audience reads an unseen but inferred setting), and the use of spatially disruptive cinematic techniques such as flashback to construct meaning.

Editorial Reviews

Robin Wood
Among the finest introductions to Hollywood in particular and film studies in general
Reynold Humphries
It would be difficult to propose, in the context of an introduction to Classical Hollywood, a more precise and rigorous study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903364017
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
06/06/2001
Series:
Short Cuts Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Reynold Humphries
It would be difficult to propose, in the context of an introduction to Classical Hollywood, a more precise and rigorous study.... This book deserves to become essential for undergraduate courses.

Meet the Author

Deborah Thomas is reader in film studies at the University of Sunderland, UK and a member of the editorial board of Movie.

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