Spectatorship: The Power of Looking On

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Overview

This book cuts a lucid path through the debate on spectatorship. It revisits the classics of Hollywood; explores films beyond the mainstream, such as Dogme 95; and shows how cinema makes a spectacle of the everyday while turning the spectacular into something commonplace. It also muses on the consequences of our sharing in or witnessing the private or intimate acts of others and our enjoyment of events that often represent a gross break with legal and social mores.

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[A] fascinating assessment of a tricky, important issue.
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[A] fascinating assessment of a tricky, important issue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905674015
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 4/3/2007
  • Series: Short Cuts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 437,972
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michele Aaron lectures on film in the American and Canadian Studies department at the University of Birmingham. She is the editor of New Queer Cinema: A Critical Reader and has published various articles on spectatorship.

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