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Screening nostalgia : populuxe props and technicolor aesthetics in contemporary American film

Author: Christine Sprengler
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Sprengler
ISBN: 9781845455590 1845455592
OCLC Number: 225874697
Notes: "Berghahn on film"--Cover.
Description: x, 198 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Setting the stage: the history of nostalgia --
The fifties: nostalgia's privileged object and the origins of its dominant American strain --
The nostalgia film in practice and theory --
Sin city: reading the tails of a populuxe prop --
Far from heaven: creative agency, social history and the expressive potential of costume --
The aviator: deliberate archaism, technicolor aesthetics and style as substance --
Conclusion: The good German and the good of nostalgia.
Responsibility: Christine Sprengler.

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