Violence and American Cinema


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American cinema has always been violent, and never more han now: exploding heads, buses that blow up if they stop, leaking ocean liners, racial attacks, and general mayhem. From slapstick's comic violence to film noir, from the silents to Tarantino, violence has been part of America on screen. Yet violence is traditionally a secondary concern of film criticism. This volume in the AFI Film Readers series analyzes violence, examining its nature, its effects, and its cinematic and social meaning. 13 contributions are organized ...

Violence and American Cinema 2000, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415928106

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