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Film/genre

Author: Rick Altman; British Film Institute.
Publisher: London : BFI Pub., 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book revises our notions of film genre and connects the roles played by industry critics and audiences in making and re-making genre. Altman reveals the conflicting stakes for which the genre  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Altman, Rick, 1945-
Film/genre.
London : BFI Publishing, 1999
(OCoLC)607251529
Online version:
Altman, Rick, 1945-
Film/genre.
London : BFI Publishing, 1999
(OCoLC)609067889
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Altman; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 0851707181 9780851707181 0851707173 9780851707174
OCLC Number: 41071380
Description: x, 246 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. What's at stake in the history of literary genre theory? --
2. What is generally understood by the notion of film genre? --
3. Where do genres come from? --
4. Are genres stable? --
5. Are genres subject to redefinition? --
6. Where are genres located? --
7. How are genres used? --
8. Why are genres sometimes mixed? --
9. What role do genres play in the viewing process? --
10. What communication model is appropriate for genres? --
11. Have genres and genre functions changed over time? --
12. What can genres teach us about nations?
Responsibility: Rick Altman.
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