"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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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).