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

Author: Christine Sprengler
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Sprengler
ISBN: 1845458885 9781845458881
OCLC Number: 1058799100
Notes: "Berghahn on film"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 198 pages) : illustrations
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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