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Only Entertainment

2nd Edition

By Richard Dyer

Routledge – 2002 – 192 pages

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    April 24th 2002
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Description

Only Entertainment explores entertainment as entertainment, asking how and whether an emphasis on the primacy of pleasure sets it apart from other forms of art.

Dyer focuses on the genres most associated with entertainment, from musicals to action movies, disco to porn. He examines the nature of entertainment in movies such as The Sound of Music and Speed, and argues that entertainment is part of a 'common sense' which is always historically and culturally constructed.

This new edition of Only Entertainment features a revised introduction and five new chapters on topics from serial killer movies to Elizabeth Taylor. In the final chapter Dyer asks whether entertainment as we know it is on the wane.

Author Bio

Richard Dyer is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick.

Name: Only Entertainment: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Richard Dyer. Only Entertainment explores entertainment as entertainment, asking how and whether an emphasis on the primacy of pleasure sets it apart from other forms of art.Dyer focuses on the genres most associated with entertainment, from musicals to action movies,...
Categories: Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Cinema Studies & Popular Cinema