Refiguring American Film Genres: Theory and History

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This collection of essays by leading American film scholars charts a whole new territory in genre film criticism. Rather than assuming that genres are self-evident categories, the contributors offer innovative ways to think about types of films, and patterns within films, in a historical context. Challenging familiar attitudes, the essays offer new conceptual frameworks and a fresh look at how popular culture functions in American society. The range of essays is exceptional, from David J. Russell's insights into the ...

Refiguring American Film Genres: Theory and History 1998, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520207318

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Refiguring American Film Genres: Theory and History 1998, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520207301

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