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Film Genre Reader IV

ISBN-10: 0292742061

ISBN-13: 9780292742062

Edition: 2012

Authors: Barry Keith Grant

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From reviews of the third edition:"Film Genre Reader IIIlives up to the high expectations set by its predecessors, providing an accessible and relatively comprehensive look at genre studies. The anthology's consideration of the advantages and challenges of genre studies, as well as its inclusion of various film genres and methodological approaches, presents a pedagogically useful overview."--ScopeSince 1986, Film Genre Readerhas been the standard reference and classroom text for the study of genre in film, with more than 25,000 copies sold. Barry Keith Grant has again revised and updated the book to reflect the most recent developments in genre study. This fourth edition adds new essays on genre definition and cycles, action movies, science fiction, and heritage films, along with a comprehensive and updated bibliography. The volume includes more than thirty essays by some of film's most distinguished critics and scholars of popular cinema, including Charles Ramírez Berg, John G. Cawelti, Celestino Deleyto, David Desser, Thomas Elsaesser, Steve Neale, Thomas Schatz, Paul Schrader, Vivian Sobchack, Janet Staiger, Linda Williams, and Robin Wood.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
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 Fourth Edition
Introduction
Theory
Genre
The Idea of Genre in the American Cinema
A Semantic/Syntactic Approach to Film Genre
Cycles and Clusters: The Shape of Film Genre History
Genre Films and the Status Quo
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
Film Genres at the Crossroads: What Genres and Films Do to Each Other
Selected Genre Criticism
The Western (Genre and Movies)
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
Immigrants, Aliens, and Extraterrestrials: Science Fiction's Alien "Other" as (Among Other Things) New Latino Imagery
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 Family in Action
The Self-Reflexive Musical and the Myth of Entertainment
The Black Gangster Film
Teen Films: The Cinematic Image of Youth
Re-presenting the National Past: Nostalgia and Pastiche in the Heritage Film
Global Noir: Genre Film in the Age of Transnationalism
Bibliography
Notes on Contributors
Index