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Melodrama - Genre, Style and Sensibility : Short Cuts - John Mercer

Melodrama - Genre, Style and Sensibility

Short Cuts


Published: 1st May 2004
For Ages: 22+ years old
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Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility is designed as an accessible overview of one of the most popular genres at undergraduate Film Studies. The book identifies three distinct but connected concepts through which it is possible to make sense of melodrama; either as a genre, originating in European theatre of the 18th and 19th century, as a specific cinematic style, epitomised by the work of Douglas Sirk or as a sensibility that emerges in the context of specific texts, speaking to and reflecting the desires, concerns and anxieties of audiences. Films discussed include All That Heaven Allows, Safe, Fear Eats the Soul, Black Narcissus, Suddenly Last Summer and Rebel Without a Cause. Each chapter includes overviews of key essays, analyses of significant and widely studied films and includes an annotated reading list.

Table of Illustrations
Sensibility Conclusion Filmography
Recommended Reading List Bibliography
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ISBN: 9781904764021
ISBN-10: 1904764029
Series: Short Cuts
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 15.1  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Type: Annotated