Studying Comtemporary American Films: A Guide to Movie Analysis / Edition 1

Studying Comtemporary American Films: A Guide to Movie Analysis / Edition 1

by Thomas Elsaesser, Warren Buckland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340762063

ISBN-13: 9780340762066

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This text presents the most appropriate theories and methods for analyzing contemporary America cinema. Using an innovative approach to writing about individual movies, each of the main chapters examines the assumptions behind one traditional theory of film (e.g. auteurism, narratology, psychoanalysis), distills a method of analysis from it, and then analyzes a

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This text presents the most appropriate theories and methods for analyzing contemporary America cinema. Using an innovative approach to writing about individual movies, each of the main chapters examines the assumptions behind one traditional theory of film (e.g. auteurism, narratology, psychoanalysis), distills a method of analysis from it, and then analyzes a contemporary American movie. The text then goes beyond traditional theory by analyzing the same movie using a more current theory and method (e.g. new media theory, deconstruction, cognitivism).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340762066
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Arnold Publications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

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