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Storytelling in the new Hollywood : understanding classical narrative technique

Author: Kristin Thompson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. printingView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a wide range of films from the 1920s to the 1990s-from Keaton's Our Hospitality to Casablanca to Terminator 2, Kristin Thompson offers the first in-depth analysis of Hollywood's  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Thompson
ISBN: 0674839749 9780674839748 0674839757 9780674839755
OCLC Number: 469873223
Description: xi, 398 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface 1. Modern Classicism 2. Tootsie 3. Back to the Future 4. The Silence of the Lambs 5. Groundhog Day 6. Desperately Seeking Susan 7. Amadeus 8. The Hunt for Red October 9. Parenthood 10. Alien 11. Hannah and Her Sisters 12. Hopes and Fears for Hollywood Appendix A: Large-scale Portions of Classical Films Appendix B: Bombs, or What Makes Bad Films Bad? Notes Index
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