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Refiguring American Film Genres : History and Theory (98 Edition)

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This collection of essays by leading American film scholars charts a whole new territory in genre film criticism. Rather than assuming that genres are self-evident categories, the contributors offer innovative ways to think about types of films, and patterns within films, in a historical context. Challenging familiar attitudes, the essays offer new conceptual frameworks and a fresh look at how popular culture functions in American society.

The range of essays is exceptional, from David J. Russell's insights into the horror genre to Carol J. Clover's provocative take on "trial films" to Leo Braudy's argument for the subject of nature as a genre. Also included are essays on melodrama, race, film noir, and the industrial context of genre production.

The contributors confront the poststructuralist critique of genre head-on; together they are certain to shape future debates concerning the viability and vitality of genre in studying American cinema.

About the Author

Nick Browne is Professor of Film at the University of California, Los Angeles, and coeditor of New Chinese Cinemas: Forms, Identities, Politics (1994).

Table of Contents

CONTRIBUTORS:

Rick Altman

Leo Braudy

Carol J. Clover

George Lipsitz

Michael Rogin

David J. Russell

Thomas Schatz

Vivian Sobchack

Linda Williams

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520207318
Editor:
Browne, Nick
With:
Clover, Carol J.
With:
Braudy, Leo
With:
Clover, Carol J.
Editor:
Browne, Nick
Author:
Browne, Nick
With:
Braudy, Leo
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Film genres
Subject:
Film genres -- United States.
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
47
Pages:
347
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 17 oz

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