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Perverse spectators : the practices of film reception

Author: Janet Staiger
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work shows that studying the interpretative methods of spectators in their historical contexts is necessary to understand the media's role in culture and in our personal lives. This approach is  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Staiger, Janet.
Perverse spectators.
New York : New York University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606341769
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Staiger
ISBN: 081478139X 9780814781395 0814781381 9780814781388
OCLC Number: 43487204
Description: vi, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Modes of reception --
The perversity of specators: expanding the history of the classical Hollywood cinema --
Writing the history of American film reception --
Hybrid or inbred: the purity hypothesis and Hollywood genre history --
The romances of the blonde Venus: movie censors versus movie fans --
The cultural productions of A clockwork orange --
The places of empirical subjects in the event of mass culture: Jeanie Bueller and ideology --
Finding community in the early 1960s: underground cinema and sexual politics --
Taboos and totems: cultural meanings of The silence of the lambs --
Hitchcock in Texas: intertextaulity in the face of blood and gore --
Securing the fictional narrative as a tale of the historical real: The return of Martin Guerre --
Cinematic shots: the narration of violence.
Responsibility: Janet Staiger.
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