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A world in chaos : social crisis and the rise of postmodern cinema

Author: Carl Boggs; Thomas Pollard
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through an analysis of films such as 'American Beauty', 'Blade Runner', 'Natural Born Killers' and 'Thelma and Louise', this study explores the historical and theoretical shift from the long era of modernity to an emergent postmodernity and examines its intersection with film culture.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boggs, Carl.
World in chaos.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003
(OCoLC)607057332
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Boggs; Thomas Pollard
ISBN: 0742532887 9780742532885 0742532895 9780742532892
OCLC Number: 51810888
Description: xv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The new Cinematic Society --
The Rise and Decline of Modernism --
The Postmodern Revolt: A New Era? --
The Many Faces of Postmodernism --
The Postmodern Visual Style --
Postmodern Cinema in a Corporate World --
Conclusion: Hollywood and the Decline of Political Culture.
Responsibility: Carl Boggs and Tom Pollard.
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