Costume and Cinema
Dress Codes in Popular Film
By (author) Sarah Street
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Costume and Cinema by Sarah Street
Book DescriptionPresents an overview of the literature on film costume together with a series of detailed case studies that highlight how costume is a key signifier in film. The author demonstrates how costume relates in fundamental ways to the study of film narrative and mise-en-scene through the study of such popular films as The Matrix and The Talented Mr Ripley. Presents an overview of the literature on film costume together with a series of detailed case studies that highlight how costume is a key signifier in film, arguing for a more sophisticated reading of cinematic fashions. The author demonstrates how costume relates in fundamental ways to the study of film narrative and mise-en-scene, in some case constituting a language of its own. In particular the book foregrounds the issues of adaptation and embodiment in a variety of genres through analysis of such popular films as The Matrix and The Talented Mr Ripley.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781903364185
(200mm x 150mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sarah Street
British Colour Cinema, Paperback (May 2013)
Created as a companion volume to a major history of colour in British Cinema (also by Sarah Street), British Colour Cinema is a book based on a series of unique interviews conducted by Sarah Street and Elizabeth I Watkins with practitioners who worked in the UK with Technicolor and/or Eastmancolor during the 1930s-1950s.
Colour Films in Britain, Hardback (October 2012)
Sarah Street provides an economic, cultural and aesthetic study of commercial colour films in Britain, from silent cinema to the 1950s, presenting a detailed history of colour processes and a textual analysis of individual colour films, including The Open Road and Black Narcissus, and their place in British film culture.
British National Cinema, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Sarah Street
Offers a comprehensive introduction to the British film industry within an economic, political and social context. Using the notions of 'official' and 'unofficial' cinema, the author demonstrates how British cinema has been both 'respectable' and 'disreputable' according to the prevailing notions of what constitutes good cinema.
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Author Biography - Sarah Street
Sarah Street is a Senior Lecturer at the Dept of Drama, University of Bristol. She is the author of British National Cinema (Routledge, 1997) and British Cinema in Documents (Routledge, 2000)
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