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The Cinema of Robert Altman: Hollywood Maverick (Hardback)

Robert Niemi

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ISBN 10: 0231176260 / ISBN 13: 9780231176262
Editore: Columbia University Press, United States, 2016
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In a controversial and tumultuous filmmaking career that spanned nearly fifty years, Robert Altman mocked, subverted, or otherwise refashioned Hollywood narrative and genre conventions. Altman s idiosyncratic vision and propensity for formal experimentation resulted in an uneven body of work: some rank failures and intriguing near-misses, as well as a number of great films that are among the most influential works of New American Cinema. While Altman always professed to have nothing authoritative to say about the state of contemporary society, this volume surveys all of his major films in their sociohistorical context to reposition the director as a trenchant satirist and social critic of postmodern America, depicted as a lonely wasteland of fraudulent spectacle, exploitative social relations, and unfulfilled solitaries in search of elusive community. Codice inventario libreria AAH9780231176262

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Titolo: The Cinema of Robert Altman: Hollywood ...

Casa editrice: Columbia University Press, United States

Data di pubblicazione: 2016

Legatura: Hardback

Condizione libro:New

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In a controversial and tumultuous filmmaking career that spanned nearly fifty years, Robert Altman mocked, subverted, or otherwise refashioned Hollywood narrative and genre conventions. Altman's idiosyncratic vision and propensity for formal experimentation resulted in an uneven body of work: some rank failures and intriguing near-misses, as well as a number of great films that are among the most influential works of New American Cinema. While Altman always professed to have nothing authoritative to say about the state of contemporary society, this volume surveys all of his major films in their sociohistorical context to reposition the director as a trenchant satirist and social critic of postmodern America, depicted as a lonely wasteland of fraudulent spectacle, exploitative social relations, and unfulfilled solitaries in search of elusive community.

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Robert Niemi teaches film, critical theory, American literature, and cultural studies at St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont.

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