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Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis

Elsaesser, Thomas; Buckland, Warren

Editore: Bloomsbury Academic, 2002
ISBN 10: 0340762063 / ISBN 13: 9780340762066
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Titolo: Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide...

Casa editrice: Bloomsbury Academic

Data di pubblicazione: 2002

Legatura: Soft cover

Condizione libro: New


Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface1. Film theory, methods, analysis2. Classical/post-classical narrative (Die Hard)3. Mise-en-scene criticism and statistical sytle analysis (The English Patient)4. From thematic criticism to deconstructive analysis (Chinatown)5. S/Z, the "readerly" film, and video game logic (The Fifth Element)6. Cognitive theories of narration (Lost Highway)7. Realism in the photographic and digital image (Jurassic Park and The Lost World)8. Oedipal narratives and the post-Oedipal (Back to the Future)9. Feminism, Foucault, and Deleuze (The Silence of the Lambs)ConclusionReferencesIndex. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0340762063

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Riassunto: How should the student set about analysing contemporary American cinema?
This book takes an innovative approach to film analysis: each chapter
examines the assumptions behind one traditional theory of film, distils a
method of analysis from it, and then analyses a contemporary American
movie. It then goes beyond the traditional theory by analysing the same
movie using a more current theory and method.

theories featured include mise en scene criticism, auteurism,
structural analysis, narratology, studies of realism, psychoanalysis,
and feminism. More current theories include new and post-Lacanian
approaches to subjectivity, cognitivism, computerised statistical style
analysis, the philosophy of modal logic, new media theory, and
deconstruction. Films analysed include Chinatown, Die Hard, The Silence
of the Lambs, Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Back to the Future, Lost
Highway, plus two European imitations of American filmmaking, The
English Patient and The Fifth Element. All students of film and popular
culture will find this book ideal preparation for writing clear,
well-structured, detailed analysis of their favourite American movies.


This text presents the most appropriate theories and methods for analyzing contemporary America cinema. Using an innovative approach to writing about individual movies, each of the main chapters examines the assumptions behind one traditional theory of film (e.g. auteurism, narratology, psychoanalysis), distills a method of analysis from it, and then analyzes a contemporary American movie. The text then goes beyond traditional theory by analyzing the same movie using a more current theory and method (e.g. new media theory, deconstruction, cognitivism).

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