Notions of genre: Writings on Popular Film before Genre Theory
Originální název: Notions of genre: Writings on Popular Film before Genre Theory
Rok vydání: 2016
Vydavatelství: University of Texas Press
Počet stran: 304
CDF katalogizace: E821 Cizojazyčné publikace
Předmětová hesla: Filmové žánry; filmová teorie
Notions of Genre gathers the most important early writing on film genre and genre films published between 1945 and 1969. It includes articles by such notable critics as Susan Sontag, Dwight Macdonald, Siegfried Kracauer, James Agee, André Bazin, Robert Warshow, and Claude Chabrol, as well as essays by scholars in academic disciplines such as history, sociology, and theater. Their writings address major issues in genre studies, including definition, representation, ideology, audiences, and industry practices, across genres ranging from comedy and westerns to horror, science fiction, fantasy, gangster films, and thrillers. The only single-volume source for this early writing on genre films, Notions of Genre will be an invaluable resource for scholars and students of film genre, film history, film theory, cultural studies, and popular culture.