Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis

Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis

Thomas Elsaesser, Warren Buckland

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: B01K3PKDLM

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


What are the most appropriate theories and methods for analyzing contemporary America cinema? This book answers this question by taking an innovative approach to writing about individual movies: in each of the main chapters the authors examine the assumptions behind one traditional theory of film (e.g. auteurism, narratology, psychoanalysis), distil a method of analysis from it, and then analyze a contemporary American movie. They then go beyond the traditional theory by analyzing the same movie using a more current theory and method (e.g. new media theory, deconstruction, cognitivism).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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