Genre and Hollywood - Sightlines (Paperback)
  • Genre and Hollywood - Sightlines (Paperback)
zoom

Genre and Hollywood - Sightlines (Paperback)

(author)
£32.99
Paperback 348 Pages / Published: 16/12/1999
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Genre and Hollywood provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of genre. In this important new book, Steve Neale discusses all the major concepts, theories and accounts of Hollywood and genre, as well as the key genres which theorists have written about, from horror to the Western. He also puts forward new arguments about the importance of genre in understanding Hollywood cinema.
Neale takes issue with much genre criticism and genre theory, which has provided only a partial and misleading account of Hollywood's output. He calls for broader and more flexible conceptions of genre and genres, for more attention to be paid to the discourses and practices of Hollywood itself, for the nature and range of Hollywood's films to be looked at in more detail, and for any assessment of the social and cultural significance of Hollywood's genres to take account of industrial factors.
In detailed, revisionist accounts of two major genres - film noir and melodrama - Neale argues that genre remains an important and productive means of thinking about both New and old Hollywood, its history, its audiences and its films.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415026062
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 27 mm

You may also be interested in...

Making Movies with Orson Welles
Added to basket
Signs and Meaning in the Cinema
Added to basket
Kate
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex
Added to basket
Blade Runner
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Shining
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
It's Only a Movie
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Filmmaker Says
Added to basket
Scenes From A Revolution
Added to basket
The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting
Added to basket
Jacques Rivette
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Citizen Kane
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies
Added to basket
Sculpting in Time
Added to basket
Schrader on Schrader
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.