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American smart cinema

Author: Claire Perkins
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
Series: Traditions in world cinema.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'American Smart Cinema' examines a contemporary type of US filmmaking that exists at the intersection of mainstream, art and independent cinema, and often gives rise to absurd, darkly comic and nihilistic effects.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Perkins
ISBN: 9780748640744 0748640746 9780748679089 0748679081
OCLC Number: 756280631
Description: x, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Authorship : Whit Stillman's 'Yuppie' trilogy, Flirt, Adaptation --
Narrative : The Squid and the Whale, The Safety of Objects, Palindromes --
Melodrama : The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tenenbaums --
Music : Simple Men, Magnolia, Ghost World --
Suburbia and utopia : Happiness, Your Friends and Neighbors, The Chumscrubber, Donnie Darko --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Traditions in world cinema.
Responsibility: Claire Perkins.

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