Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies

Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies

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Film theory no longer gets top billing or plays a starring role in film studies today, as critics proclaim that theory is dead and we are living in a post-theory moment. While theory may be out of the limelight, it remains an essential key to understanding the full complexity of cinema, one that should not be so easily discounted or discarded. In this volume, contributors explore recent popular movies through the lens of film theory, beginning with industrial-economic analysis before moving into a predominately aesthetic and interpretive framework. The Hollywood films discussed cover a wide range from 300 to Fifty First Dates, from Brokeback Mountain to Lord of the Rings, from Spider-Man 3 to Fahrenheit 9/11, from Saw to Raiders of the Lost Ark, and much more. Individual essays consider such topics as the rules that govern new blockbuster franchises, the a€˜posthumanist realisma€™ of digital cinema, video game adaptations, increasingly restricted stylistic norms, the spatial stories of social networks like YouTube, the mainstreaming of queer culture, and the cognitive paradox behind enjoyable viewing of traumatic events onscreen. With its cast of international film scholars, Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies demonstrates the remarkable contributions theory can offer to film studies and moviegoers alike.... 40, 41, 53, 60 Hayes, Dade, and McNary, Dave 40 Hayles, N. Katherine 67, 153 Haynes, Todd 28, 201 HBO 24 Heath, ... gay, bisexual or transgendered) cinema homosociality 206a€“11 Honcho 210 Honda, Soichiro 158 Honda Accord 158anbsp;...

Title:Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies
Author:Associate Professor of Film Studies Warren Buckland, Warren Buckland
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-06-03


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