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Description - Violence and American Cinema by J. David Slocum

American cinema has always been violent, and never more than now: exploding heads, buses that blow up if they stop, leaking ocean liners, racial attacks, and general mayhem. From slapstick's comic violence to film noir, from the silents to Tarantino, violence has been part of America on screen. Yet violence is traditionally a secondary concern of film criticism. This latest volume in our successful AFI Film Readers series analyzes violence, examining its nature, its effects, and its cinematic and social meaning. Thirteen contributions are organized in three parts: 'Theorizing and Historicizing Hollywood Violence', 'Revisiting Violent Genres' and 'Hollywood Violence and Cultural Politics'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415928106
ISBN-10: 0415928109
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. David Slocum

J. David Slocum is Assistant Dean in the Graduate School for the Arts and Science at New York University, where he teaches cinema studies.

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