Film Theory Goes to the Movies: Cultural Analysis of Contemporary Film

Film Theory Goes to the Movies: Cultural Analysis of Contemporary Film

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Overview

Film Theory Goes to the Movies fills the gap in film theory literature which has failed to analyze high-grossing blockbusters. The contributors in this volume, however, discuss such popular films as The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves, Terminator II, Pretty Woman, Truth or Dare, Mystery Train, and Jungle Fever.

They employ a variety of critical approaches, from industry analysis to reception study, to close readings informed by feminist, deconstructive and postmodernist theory, as well as recent developments in African American and gay and lesbian criticism. An important introduction to contemporary Hollywood, this anthology will be of interest to those involved in the fields of film theory, literary theory, popular culture, and women's studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415905763
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/21/1992
Series: AFI Film Readers Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Hometown:

Boulder, Colorado

Date of Birth:

January 25, 1958

Place of Birth:

Aurora, Colorado

Education:

B.S. in mathematical sciences, Stanford University, 1980; M.B.A., Stanford University, 1983

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