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Melodrama : stage, picture, screen

Author: J S Bratton; Jim Cook; Christine Gledhill; British Universities Film Council.
Publisher: London : British Film Institute, 1994.
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Ed: University of London, Distributed by Indiana University Press, Based on proceedings, London, 1992.
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Melodrama.
London : British Film Institute, 1994
(OCoLC)623067214
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J S Bratton; Jim Cook; Christine Gledhill; British Universities Film Council.
ISBN: 0851704379 9780851704371 0851704387 9780851704388
OCLC Number: 31329430
Notes: Conference proceedings.
Includes index.
Description: xiii, 250 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Debates: Melodrama, body, revolution / Peter Brooks --
Pauses of mutual agitation / Simon Shepherd --
The contending discourses of melodrama / Jacky Bratton --
The horror of opacity: the melodrama of sensation in the plays of André de Lorde / Tom Gunning --
pt. 2. Transformations: Scattered chiaroscuro: melodrama as a matter of seeing / Martin Meisel --
Olympian dreamscapes: the photographic canvas: the wide-screen paintings of Leighton, Poynter and Alam-Tadema / Caroline Dunant --
East Lynne to gas light: Hollywood, melodrama and twentieth-century notions of the Victorian / Guy Barefoot --
Music and the melodramatic past of new German cinema / Caryl Flinn --
pt. 3. Revisions: 'It will be a magnificent obsession': the melodrama's role in the development of contemporary film theory / Laura Mulvey --
'Local' genres: The Hollywood adult film in the 1950s / Barbara Klinger --
Having a good cry over The color purple: the prob elm of affect and imperialism in feminist theory / Jane Shattuc --
Realist melodrama and the African-American family: Billy Woodberry's Bless their little hearts / Chuck Kleinhans --
Society and subjectivity: on the political economy of Chinese melodrama / Nick Browne --
pt. 4. Politics: Melodrama and revolution / Daniel Gerould --
Vigilante chronicle: the politics of melodrama brought to life / David Grimsted --
The social evil, the moral order and the melodramatic imagination, 1890-1915 / Richard Maltby --
Fire and desire: race, melodrama, and Oscar Micheaux / Jane Gaines.
Responsibility: edited by Jacky Bratton, Jim Cook, Christine Gledhill.

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Drawn from papers presented at the 1992 international conference of the same name, held in London, this book offers a "state-of-the-art" survey of melodrama studies. Scholars from a variety of  Read more...

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