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Film Genre Reader III

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ISBN-10: 0292701853

ISBN-13: 9780292701854

Edition: 3rd 2003

Authors: Barry Keith Grant

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More than 30 essays by some of film's most distinguished critics are included in this volume, which presents the latest developments in genre study, including teen films, genre hybridity, neo-noir & genre in the age of globalization, & an up-to-date bibliography.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 12/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Alistair Fox holds a personal chair in the Department of English and is director of the Centre for Research on National Identity at the University of Otago.Barry Keith Grant is professor of film studies and popular culture at Brock University.

Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
Theory
Genre Andrew Tudor
The Idea of Genre in the American Cinema
A Semantic/Syntactic Approach to Film Genre
Genre Films and the Status Quo Judith
Social Implications in the Hollywood Genres
Ideology, Genre, Auteur
Cinema/Ideology/Criticism" Revisited: The Progressive Genre
The Structural Influence: New Directions in Film Genre Study
Genre Film: A Classical Experience
Experience and Meaning in Genre Films
Genre and Performance: An Overview
Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess
Questions of Genre
Hybrid or Inbred: The Purity Hypothesis and Hollywood Genre History
Selected Genre Criticism
The Western (Genre and Movies) Douglas Pye
Apes and Essences: Some Sources of Significance in the American Gangster Film
Notes on Film Noir
Chinatown and Generic Transformation in Recent American Films
Shoot-Out at the Genre Corral: Problems in the "Evolution" of the Western
The Bug in the Rug: Notes on the Disaster Genre
"Surge and Splendor": A Phenomenology of the Hollywood Historical Epic
Children of the Light
Monsters from the Id Margaret Tarratt
Tales of Sound and Fury: Observations on the Family Melodrama
Screwball Comedies: Constructing Romance, Mystifying Marriage
Redressing the "Natural": The Temporary Transvestite Film
Friendly Civilians: Images of Women and the Feminization of the Audience in Vietnam War Films
The Self-Reflexive Musical and the Myth of Entertainment
The Black Gangster Film
Teen Films: The Cinematic Image of Youth
Global Noir: Genre Film in the Age of Transnationalism
Bibliography
Notes on Contributors
Index