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American film cycles : reframing genres, screening social problems, & defining subcultures

Author: Amanda Ann Klein
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2011.
Series: Film and media studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A series of movies that share images, characters, settings, plots, or themes, film cycles have been an industrial strategy since the beginning of cinema. While some have viewed them as "subgenres," mini-genres, or nascent film genres, Amanda Ann Klein argues that film cycles are an entity in their own right and a subject worthy of their own study. She posits that film cycles retain the marks of their historical,  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Ann Klein
ISBN: 9780292726802 0292726805 9780292735415 0292735413
OCLC Number: 714734754
Description: x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: love at first sight --
Real gangsters do cry: a cyclical approach to film genres --
A dying serpent : understanding how film cycles change over time --
I was a teenage film cycle: the relationship between youth subcultures and film cycles --
Not only screen but the projector as well: the relationship between race and film cycles --
Conclusion: love, disdain, and the future of cycle studies.
Series Title: Film and media studies
Responsibility: Amanda Ann Klein.

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Exploring how political sentiments, popular desires, and social anxieties have been reflected in movies from the Dead End Kids serial to the ghetto action flicks of the 1990s, this book offers the  Read more...

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