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Interrogating the image : movies and the world of film and television

Author: Del Jacobs
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, 2009.
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"Interrogating the Image argues that movies examining the role film and television plays in the lives of their audience have created changes both in the movies themselves and in their viewers, and considers fourteen films where the moving picture is central to the narratives. Three films discussed - The Purple Rose of Cairo, Pleasantville, and The Truman Show - offer frame-breaking experiences for their characters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Del Jacobs
ISBN: 9780761846321 0761846328 9780761846338 0761846336
OCLC Number: 351309049
Description: iii, 276 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The audience --
Movies about movies : the reflexive/reflective stance --
Movies about television : the critical stance --
Movies about the surreal in media : the ironic stance --
Life as movie --
Epilogue : The sixth generation audience.
Responsibility: Del Jacobs.

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This book argues that movies examining the role film and television plays in the lives of their audience have created changes both in the movies themselves and in their viewers, and considers  Read more...

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By observing how the audience has been depicted in movies, Del Jacobs has made an important contribution to the scholarship on how motion pictures are received...a must for students of motion picture Read more...

 
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