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American movies and their cultural antecedents in literary text

Author: Phebe Davidson
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. [u.a.] : Edwin Mellen Pr., 2001.
Series: Studies in history and criticism of film, 4.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Six wide-ranging essays which track the evolving representation and understanding of stories and themes, an exercise in seeing where a particular idea, image, or sequence of events will lead.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phebe Davidson
ISBN: 0773473424 9780773473423
OCLC Number: 237826242
Description: VIII, 134 S.
Contents: Preface - playing on the other side, Josephine A. Koster; foreword - reading a new art; introduction - looking through the windows; seeing in black and white - suppressed racial violence from "The Defiant Ones" to "The Green Mile"; good and guilty narratives - the white man speaks - Samuel Clemens, John Sayles and "The Brother from Another Planet"; "history with lightning" -the legacy of D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation"; when rubber meets the road - "Thelma and Louise" and "Leaving Normal" as complementary cultural texts; will the real fairy godmother please stand up?; dead already - fathers and anti-feminism in three 1999 films ("American Beauty", "The Sixth Sense", "Limbo").
Series Title: Studies in history and criticism of film, 4.
Responsibility: Phebe Davidson.

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