Recycled Culture in Contemporary Art and Film: The Uses of Nostalgia / Edition 1
  • Recycled Culture in Contemporary Art and Film: The Uses of Nostalgia / Edition 1
  • Recycled Culture in Contemporary Art and Film: The Uses of Nostalgia / Edition 1

Recycled Culture in Contemporary Art and Film: The Uses of Nostalgia / Edition 1

by Vera Dika
     
 

The reuse of past images, plots, and genres from film history has become a prominent feature of contemporary culture. Vera Dika explores this practice from a broad range of critical perspectives, examining works of art and film that resist the pull of the past. Dika provides an in-depth analysis of works in several media, including performance, photography, Punk film,… See more details below

Overview

The reuse of past images, plots, and genres from film history has become a prominent feature of contemporary culture. Vera Dika explores this practice from a broad range of critical perspectives, examining works of art and film that resist the pull of the past. Dika provides an in-depth analysis of works in several media, including performance, photography, Punk film, as well as mainstream American and European films. Noting the renewed importance of the image and of genre, she investigates works as diverse as Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills, Amos Poe's The Foreigner, Terence Malick's Badlands, and Francis Ford Coppola's One Flew from the Heart. Her study positions avantgarde art work within the context of contemporary mainstream film practice, as well as in relationship to each work's historical moment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521016315
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Film Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1The Returned Image1
2Art and Film: New York in the Late 1970s24
3Returned Genres: The Dream Has Ended55
4Reconsidering the Nostalgia Film89
5A Return to the 1950s: The Dangers in Utopia122
6Coppola and Scorsese: Authorial Views156
7To Destroy the Sign197
Notes225
Bibliography231
Index237

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