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Approaches to Popular Film : Inside Popular Film - Joanne Hollows

Approaches to Popular Film

Inside Popular Film

By: Joanne Hollows (Editor), Mark Jancovich (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th May 1995
ISBN: 9780719043932
Number Of Pages: 216

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An invaluable introduction to popular film and the way in which it is studied this book brings together the critical approaches and issues that have sought to define popular film from the 1950s to the present day. It includes discussion of mass culture theory and political economy; auteur theory; genre theory; star studies; historical poetics; screen theory; feminism and cultural studies. Written by specialists, "Approaches to popular film" is an ideal textbook for students coming to film theory for the first time.

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Introduction: Popular film and cultural distinctionsp. 1
Mass culture theory and political economyp. 15
Auteurism and film authorshipp. 37
Genre theory and criticismp. 59
Star studiesp. 79
Historical poeticsp. 99
Screen theoryp. 123
From psychoanalytic feminism to popular feminismp. 151
Cultural studies and popular filmp. 173
Guide to further readingp. 192
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780719043932
ISBN-10: 071904393X
Series: Inside Popular Film
Audience: Adult Education
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 15th May 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32

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