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Film Theory Goes to the Movies

Cultural Analysis of Contemporary Film

Edited by Jim Collins, Ava Preacher Collins, Hilary Radner

Routledge – 1993 – 320 pages

Series: AFI Film Readers

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    978-0-415-90576-3
    December 20th 1992
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    978-0-415-90575-6
    December 21st 1992
    Out-of-print

Description

Film Theory Goes to the Movies fills the gap in film theory literature which has failed to analyze high-grossing blockbusters. The contributors in this volume, however, discuss such popular films as The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves, Terminator II, Pretty Woman, Truth or Dare, Mystery Train, and Jungle Fever.

They employ a variety of critical approaches, from industry analysis to reception study, to close readings informed by feminist, deconstructive and postmodernist theory, as well as recent developments in African American and gay and lesbian criticism. An important introduction to contemporary Hollywood, this anthology will be of interest to those involved in the fields of film theory, literary theory, popular culture, and women's studies.

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  1. Media & Film Studies

Name: Film Theory Goes to the Movies: Cultural Analysis of Contemporary Film (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Jim Collins, Ava Preacher Collins, Hilary Radner. Film Theory Goes to the Movies fills the gap in film theory literature which has failed to analyze high-grossing blockbusters. The contributors in this volume, however, discuss such popular films as The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves,...
Categories: Media & Film Studies