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Title Memory and popular film / edited by Paul Grainge
Published Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
Series Inside popular film
Inside popular film
Contents Introduction: memory and popular film / Paul Grainge -- PART I. PUBLIC HISTORY, POPULAR MEMORY -- White man's country: Yale's Chronicles of America / Roberta E. Pearson -- Civic pageantry and public memory in the silent era commemorative film: The pony express at the Diamond Jubilee / Heidi Kenaga -- 'Look behind you!': momories of cinema-going in the 'Golden Age' of Hollywood / Sarah Stubbings -- Raiding the archive: film festivals and the revival of Classic Hollywood / Julian Stringer -- PART II. THE POLITICS OF MEMORY -- Articulation of memory and desire: from Vietnam to the war in the Persian Gulf / John Storey -- Movie-made movement: civil rites of passage / Sharon Monteith -- Prosthetic memory: the ethics and politics of memory in an age of mass culture / Alison Landsberg -- 'Forget the Alamo': history, legend and memory in John Sayles' Lone star / Neil Campbell -- PART III. MEDIATING MEMORY -- 'Mortgaged to music': new retro movies in 1990s Hollywood cinema / Philip Drake -- Colouring the past: Pleasantville and the textuality of media memory / Paul Grainge -- Memory, history and digital imagery in contemporary film / Robert Burgoyne -- Postcinema/postmemory / Jeffrey Pence
Summary "Memory and Popular Film" uses memory as a specific framework for the cultural study of film. Taking Hollywood as its focus, the text provides a sustained, interdisciplinary perspective on memory and film, from early cinema to the present
One of the first books to put memory at the centre of analysis when exploring the relationship between film culture and the past. Provides a sustained, interdisciplinary perspective on memory and film from early cinema to the present, drawing from film studies, American studies and cultural studies. Adopts a resolutely cultural perspective and unlike psychoanalytic or formalist approaches to memory, explores questions of culture, power and identity. Contributes to the growing debate about the status and function of the past in cultural life and discourse, discussing issues of memory in film, and of film as memory. Considers such well known films as Forrest Gump, Pleasantville, and Jackie Brown
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Jackie Brown (Motion picture)
Pleasantville (Motion picture)
Forrest Gump (Motion picture)
Jackie Brown (Motion picture)
Forrest Gump (Motion picture)
Memory -- Analysis
Motion pictures -- United States.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- United States
The arts.
Film, TV and radio.
Films, cinema.
Film theory and criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video.
Motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects.
Kollektives Ged├Ąchtnis
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Grainge, Paul, 1972-
LC no. 2003046315
ISBN 1417578068