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Postmodernism and Film : Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics / Catherine Constable.

Author/Creator:
Constable, Catherine author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 12 black and white
Series:
Short Cuts
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Motion pictures -- United States -- Aesthetics.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Postmodernism -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
This volume focuses on postmodern film aesthetics and contemporary challenges to the aesthetic paradigms dominating analyses of Hollywood cinema. It explores conceptions of the classical, modernist, post-classical/new Hollywood, and their construction as linear history of style in which postmodernism forms a debatable final act. This history is challenged by using Jean-Franc╠žois Lyotard's non-linear conception of postmodernism in order to view postmodern aesthetics as a paradigm that can occur across the history of Hollywood. This study also explores 'nihilistic' theorists of the postmodern, Jean Baudrillard and Frederic Jameson, and 'affirmative' theorists, notably Linda Hutcheon, charting the ways in which the latter provide the means to conceptualize nuanced and positive variants of postmodern aesthetics and deploying them in the analysis of Hollywood films, including Bombshell, Sherlock Junior, and Kill Bill.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS / Constable, Catherine
INTRODUCTION
1 CLASSICAL/POST-CLASSICAL/POSTMODERN
2 NIHILISTIC POSTMODERNISMS
3 AFFIRMATIVE POSTMODERNISMS
CONCLUSION
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231850834
OCLC:
1002251841
Publisher Number:
10.7312/cons17455 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.