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Film Genre
By Barry Keith Grant

Film Genre

From Iconography to Ideology

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Film Genre by Barry Keith Grant

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"Film Genre: From Iconography to Ideology" offers a concise evaluation of film genre, discussing genre theory and sample analyses of genre films, from the western, science fiction and the musical through to horror, comedy and the thriller. This volume introduces the topic in an accessible way to entry-level undergraduates, and includes sections on the first principles of studying and understanding 'the idea of genre', genre and popular culture, the narrative and stylistic conventions of specific genres, and the relations of genres to culture and history, race, gender, sexuality, class and national identity, and the complex relations between genre and authorship. Among the case studies explored throughout the book are "42nd Street", "Pennies from Heaven", "Red River", "All That Heaven Allows", "Night of the Living Dead", "Die Hard", "Little Big Man", "Blue Steel", and "Posse".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904764793
ISBN-10: 1904764797
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 157mm x 9mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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New Zealand Cinema by Barry Keith Grant New Zealand Cinema, Paperback (February 2011)

Through the analyses of select films of New Zealand, this title examines the role of the national cinema in nation-building, and explores how the signifying strategies of cinema have been harnessed to attribute meaning to this country's evolving history.

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Author Biography - Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor in the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University, Canada. He has published widely in the fields of genre and documentary and is the co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (1992).

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