Reflexivity in Film and Culture: From Don Quixote to Jean-Luc Godard / Edition 1

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The "reflexive tradition" in film and literature calls attention to fictional constructs, such as when realist narrative is interrupted to point to the mechanisms in the art. Stam's engaging study was originally published in 1985 by UMI Research Press, and is reprinted with a substantial (11 pp.) new preface by the author. Includes 53 b&w stills. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231079457
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/20/1992
  • Series: Studies in Cinema
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.91 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Stam is without doubt one of the most visible and respected individuals in Cinema Studies. An associate Professor in New York University's Department of Cinema Studies, e received his Ph.D. from Berkeley in Comparative Literature in 1976,. In addition to the book under construction, he has published Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism and Film which won an award as the "Outstanding academic Book" for 1990, Brazilian Cinema, O Espetacullo Interrompido: Literature e Cinema de Desmistificacao, Key Terms in Film Semiotics: Structuralism, Post-structuralism, and Beyond, Bakhtin and Unthinking Eurocentrism: Towards a Multi-Cultural Film Critique.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Morningside Edition
Introduction 1
1 Allegories of Spectatorship 29
2 The Process of Production 71
3 The Genre of Self-Consciousness 127
4 The Carnival of Modernism 167
5 The Pleasures of Subversion 209
Appendix: Reflexivity and the Specifically Cinematic 255
Notes 267
Selected Bibliography for the 1985 Edition 277
Index 281
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