ISBN-10:
0313247153
ISBN-13:
9780313247156
Pub. Date:
06/22/1988
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Handbook of American Film Genres / Edition 1

Handbook of American Film Genres / Edition 1

by Wes D. Gehring

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313247156
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/22/1988
Pages: 417
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: 1540L (what's this?)

About the Author

WES D. GEHRING is a Professor of Film at Ball State University.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction by Wes D. Gehring

Action/Adventure Genres

The Adventure Film by Thomas Sobchack

The Western by Thomas Schatz

The Gangster Film by John Raeburn

Film Noir by Jack Nachbar

The World War II Combat Film by Kathryn Kane

Comedy Genres

Screwball Comedy by Wes D. Gehring

Populist Comedy by Wes D. Gehring

Parody by Wes D. Gehring

Black Humor by Wes D. Gehring

Clown Comedy by Wes D. Gehring

The Fantastic

Horror Film by Gerald C. Wood

Science Fiction by Vivian Sobchack

Fantasy by Wade Jennings

Songs and Soaps

The Musical by James M. Collins

Melodrama by Steven N. Lipkin

NonTraditional Genres

The Social Problem Film by Charles J. Maland

Biographical Film by Carolyn Anderson

The Art Film by William C. Siska

Index

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