Engaging Film Criticism: Film History and Contemporary American Cinema pdf epub fb2

Engaging Film Criticism: Film History and Contemporary American Cinema by Walter Metz pdf epub fb2

Engaging Film Criticism: Film History and Contemporary American Cinema Author: Walter Metz
Title: Engaging Film Criticism: Film History and Contemporary American Cinema
ISBN: 0820474037
ISBN13: 978-0820474038
Other Formats: lrf lrf docx mobi
Pages: 242 pages
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 19, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1633 kb
Size EPUB version: 1436 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




Engaging Film Criticism examines recent American cinema in relationship to its «imaginative intertexts», films from earlier decades that engage similar political and cultural themes. This historical encounter provides an unexpected and exciting way of reading popular contemporary films. Eclectic pairings include the Schwarzenegger action film True Lies with the Hitchcock classic North by Northwest, as well as the lampooned Will Smith comedy Wild, Wild West with Buster Keaton’s silent feature The General. Using a theoretically and historically informed brand of criticism, Engaging Film Criticism suggests that today’s Hollywood cinema is every bit as worthy of study as the classics.