Film Theory And Contemporary Hollywood Movies

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Film Theory And Contemporary Hollywood Movies

Author : Warren Buckland
ISBN : 9780415962612
Genre : Performing Arts
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Film theory no longer gets top billing or plays a starring role in film studies today, as critics proclaim that theory is dead and we are living in a post-theory moment. While theory may be out of the limelight, it remains an essential key to understanding the full complexity of cinema, one that should not be so easily discounted or discarded. In this volume, contributors explore recent popular movies through the lens of film theory, beginning with industrial-economic analysis before moving into a predominately aesthetic and interpretive framework. The Hollywood films discussed cover a wide range from 300 to Fifty First Dates, from Brokeback Mountain to Lord of the Rings, from Spider-Man 3 to Fahrenheit 9/11, from Saw to Raiders of the Lost Ark, and much more. Individual essays consider such topics as the rules that govern new blockbuster franchises, the 'posthumanist realism' of digital cinema, video game adaptations, increasingly restricted stylistic norms, the spatial stories of social networks like YouTube, the mainstreaming of queer culture, and the cognitive paradox behind enjoyable viewing of traumatic events onscreen. With its cast of international film scholars, Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies demonstrates the remarkable contributions theory can offer to film studies and moviegoers alike.
Category: Performing Arts
Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies
Language: en
Pages: 355
Authors: Warren Buckland
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Film theory no longer gets top billing or plays a starring role in film studies today, as critics proclaim that theory is dead and we are living in a post-theory moment. While theory may be out of the limelight, it remains an essential key to understanding the full complexity of
Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies
Language: en
Pages: 355
Authors: Warren Buckland
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

Film theory no longer gets top billing or plays a starring role in film studies today, as critics proclaim that theory is dead and we are living in a post-theory moment. While theory may be out of the limelight, it remains an essential key to understanding the full complexity of
Hollywood Puzzle Films
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Warren Buckland
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-30 - Publisher: Routledge

From Inception to The Lake House, moviegoers are increasingly flocking to narratologically complex puzzle films. These puzzle movies borrow techniques—like fragmented spatio-temporal reality, time loops, unstable characters with split identities or unreliable narrators—more commonly attributed to art cinema and independent films. The essays in Hollywood Puzzle Films examine the appropriation
Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies
Language: en
Pages: 358
Authors: Warren Buckland
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-03 - Publisher: Routledge

Film theory no longer gets top billing or plays a starring role in film studies today, as critics proclaim that theory is dead and we are living in a post-theory moment. While theory may be out of the limelight, it remains an essential key to understanding the full complexity of
The cultural politics of contemporary Hollywood film
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Chris Beasley, Heather Brook
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-21 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

Adopting and developing a ‘cultural politics’ approach, this comprehensive study explores how Hollywood movies generate and reflect political myths about social and personal life that profoundly influence how we understand power relations. Instead of looking at genre, it employs three broad categories of film. ‘Security’ films present ideas concerning public