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Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis
     

Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis

by Thomas Elsaesser, Warren Buckland
 

What are the most appropriate theories and methods for analyzing contemporary America cinema? This book answers this question by taking an innovative approach to writing about individual movies: in each of the main chapters the authors examine the assumptions behind one traditional theory of film (e.g. auterism, narratolgy, psychanalysis), distil a method of

Overview

What are the most appropriate theories and methods for analyzing contemporary America cinema? This book answers this question by taking an innovative approach to writing about individual movies: in each of the main chapters the authors examine the assumptions behind one traditional theory of film (e.g. auterism, narratolgy, psychanalysis), distil a method of analysis from it, and then analyze a contemporary American movie. They then go beyond the 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:
9780340762059
Publisher:
Hodder Education Publishers
Publication date:
04/18/2002
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Elsaesser, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Warren Buckland, Oxford Brookes University, UK

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