Traditions in World Cinema: American Smart Cinema

Editor/Author Perkins, Claire
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-74-867908-9
Category: Arts & Leisure - Film & Television
Image Count: 16
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

American Smart Cinema examines a contemporary type of US filmmaking that exists at the intersection of mainstream, art and independent cinema and often gives rise to absurd, darkly comic and nihilistic effects.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Authorship: Whit Stillman's ‘Yuppie’ Trilogy, Flirt, Adaptation
  • 2. Narrative: The Squid and the Whale, The Safety of Objects, Palindromes
  • 3. Melodrama: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 4. Music: Simple Men, Magnolia, Ghost World
  • 5. Suburbia and Utopia: Happiness, Your Friends and Neighbors, The Chumscrubber, Donnie Darko
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography