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Postmodernism in the cinema

Author: Cristina Degli-Esposti
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Postmodernism concepts have been discussed in philosophy, political thought, and the arts, yet it still has an amorphous nature. This anthology offers discussions of a number of key issues in relation to postmodernism in cinema.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Postmodernism in the cinema.
New York : Berghahn Books, 1998
(OCoLC)607118212
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina Degli-Esposti
ISBN: 1571811052 9781571811059 1571811060 9781571811066
OCLC Number: 37935269
Notes: Papers from a conference held in 1994 at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
Description: viii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Postmodernism(s) / Cristina Degli-Esposti --
The Player's parody of Hollywood: a different kind of suture / Cynthia Baron --
Intertextual maneuvers around the subaltern: Aladdin as a postmodern text / Marwan M. Kraidy --
Of mice and Bart: the Simpsons and the postmodern / David Weinstein --
Reification and loss in postmodern puberty: the cultural logic of Fredric Jameson and American youth movies / Timothy Shary --
Refiguring pleasure: Itami and the postmodern Japanese film / John Bruns --
De-authorizing the auteur: postmodern politics of interpellation in contemporary European cinema / Rosanna Maule --
Postmodernist condition in post-socialist Eastern European films: the case of a political pastiche and the socialist-Hollywood thriller in recent films of Polish filmmakers / Janina Falkowska --
E.M. Forster's anti-touristic tourism and the sightseeing gaze of cinema / Ellen Strain --
Imaginary geographies: the colonial subject in contemporary French cinema / Christine Bolus-Reichert --
Decapitated spectators: Barton Fink, (post)history, and cinematic pleasure / Barry Laga --
Something like autobiography in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams / Marshall Deutelbaum --
Not waving but drowning by numbers: Peter Greenaway's cautionary tale / Philip Holden-Moses --
A double voice: the dual paternity of Querelle / Mary M. Wiles.
Responsibility: edited by Cristina Degli-Esposti.
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This anthology offers discussions of a number of key issues in relation to cinema such as auteurism, national cinemas, metacinema, the parodic, history and colonization.  Read more...

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"these essays ... provide interesting reading strategies and different systems of interpretations that may help us with the difficult task of being post-modern." - Film and Theory

 
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