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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. 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 Details

ISBN: 9781903364185
ISBN-10: 1903364183
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 150mm x 9mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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