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Beyond genre
melodrama, comedy and romance in Hollywood films
VerfasserIn: Thomas, Deborah
Verfasserangabe: Deborah Thomas
Jahr: 2000
Verlag: Moffat, Cameron & Hollis
Reihe: A movie book
Mediengruppe: Buch
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Hollywood has always alerted its audiences to the nature of its products as Westerns, horror films, musicals and so on, and film writers have tended to rely on genre as the basis for charting the landscape of Hollywood cinema. However, genre theory has developed relatively little since the influential work that was done in the late 1960s and 1970s. In Beyond Genre, Deborah Thomas suggests that there are broad, over-arching melodramatic and comedic modes - and romantic inflections of each - that shape our expectations when we settle down to watch a film and are fundamental to an understanding of mainstream American cinema. The book's arguments are tested in detailed and perceptive accounts of films ranging from To Be or Not to Be and The Palm Beach Story in the 1940s to Schindler's List and Groundhog Day in the 1990s. Thomas builds her hypotheses on close analysis of performance, narrative and visual style, providing valuable, indeed model readings of a number of seminal movies. With its assured synthesis of theory and textual analysis, Beyond Genre is an essential text for critics and students of film. (Verlagstext)
 
Contents
 
Chapter One: Structures, Moods and Worlds
 
Chapter Two: Melodramatic Masculinities
- Incredible Shrinking Men: Bigger than life, Schindler's List
- Men and drama
 
Chapter Three: Comedic Masculinities
- Comedies of regression: Monkey Business
- Comedies of Male Heroics: To Be or Not to Be
- Romatic Comedies: The Palm Beach Story
- Men and Comedy
 
Chapter Four: Romatic Fresh Starts
An Affair to Remember
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Tamarind Seed
- Men and Romance
 
References
Index of Films
Details
VerfasserIn: Thomas, Deborah
VerfasserInnenangabe: Deborah Thomas
Jahr: 2000
Verlag: Moffat, Cameron & Hollis
Systematik: KT.FA, FS.E
ISBN: 0-906506-17-4
Beschreibung: 1. publ., 139 Seiten
Reihe: A movie book
Sprache: Englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch