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Classical Hollywood Narrative: The Paradigm Wars Hardcover - 1992

by Jane M. Gaines (Editor)


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Since the 1970s film studies has been dominated by a basic paradigm--the concept of classical Hollywood cinema--that is, the protagonist-driven narrative, valued for the way it achieves closure by neatly answering all of the enigmas it raises. It has been held to be a form so powerful that its aesthetic devices reinforce gender positions in society. In a variety of ways, the essays collected here--representing the work of some of the most innovative theorists writing today--challenge this paradigm.
Significantly expanded from a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (Spring 1989), these essays confront the extent to which formalism has continued to dominate film theory, reexamine the role of melodrama in cinematic development, revise notions of "patriarchal cinema," and assert the importance of television and video to cinema studies. A range of topics are discussed, from the films of D. W. Griffith to sexuality in avant-garde film to television's Dynasty. Contributors. Rick Altman, Richard Dienst, Jane Feuer, Jane Gaines, Christine Gledhill, Miriam Hansen, Norman N. Holland, Fredric Jameson, Bill Nichols, Janey Staiger, Chris Straayer, John O. Thompson

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  • Title Classical Hollywood Narrative: The Paradigm Wars
  • Author Jane M. Gaines (Editor)
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 360
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Duke University Press
  • Date December 1992
  • ISBN 9780822312765 / 082231276X
  • Reading level 1510
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 92-16657
  • Dewey Decimal Code 791.430

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Jane Gaines is Associate Professor of English and Literature and Director of the Film and Video Program at Duke University. She is the author of Contested Culture: The Image, the Voice, and the Law.

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