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The Multi-Protagonist Film / Edition 1
     

The Multi-Protagonist Film / Edition 1

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by Maria del Mar Azcona
 

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ISBN-10: 1444333933

ISBN-13: 9781444333930

Pub. Date: 10/19/2010

Publisher: Wiley

The Multi-Protagonist Film is an insightful and provocative introduction to this important new genre. 

  • Explores the origins and history of one of the most exciting new developments in contemporary film worldwide
  • Guides readers through the genre’s central characteristics and conventions, as well as it's evolution and

Overview

The Multi-Protagonist Film is an insightful and provocative introduction to this important new genre. 

  • Explores the origins and history of one of the most exciting new developments in contemporary film worldwide
  • Guides readers through the genre’s central characteristics and conventions, as well as it's evolution and cultural relevance
  • Provides a theoretical framework that is developed through the analysis several films, including Grand Hotel, Singles,  American Pie, Short Cuts, and Syriana. 
  • Reveals the duality of the genre's contemporary preoccupations:  the impact of globalization on human lives versus the current state of intimate affairs, the crisis of marriage, and the proliferation of sexual choices

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444333930
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/19/2010
Series:
New Approaches to Film Genre Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1 A Brief History of the Multi-Protagonist Film.

2 Theorizing the Multi-Protagonist Film.

3 An Early Experiment: Grand Hotel.

4 Short Cuts and the Consolidation of a Genre.

5 Adolescent Tapestries: American Pie.

6 Intimacy Multiplies: Singles.

7 Global Thrills: Syriana.

Conclusion.

References.

Index.

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