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The battle for the blockbuster: discourses of spectacle and excess
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The battle for the blockbuster: discourses of spectacle and excess

Author: Erlend Lavik
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Edition/Format: Article Article : EN
Publication:New Review of Film and Television Studies, 6, no. 2 (2008): 169-187
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