Film Genre: From Iconography to Ideology by Barry Keith GrantFilm Genre: From Iconography to Ideology by Barry Keith Grant

Film Genre: From Iconography to Ideology

byBarry Keith Grant

Paperback | April 10, 2007

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This is a concise evaluation of film genre, discussing genre theory and sample analyses of the western, science fiction, the musical, horror, comedy, and the thriller. It introduces the topic in an accessible way and includes sections on the principles of studying and understanding "the idea of genre"; genre and popular culture; the narrative and stylistic conventions of specific genres; the relations of genres to culture and history, race, gender, sexuality, class and national identity; and the complex relations between genre and authorship. Case studies include: 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.

Barry Keith Grant is professor in the department of communication, popular culture, and film at Brock University, Canada.
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Title:Film Genre: From Iconography to IdeologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:April 10, 2007Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1904764797

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Scrupulously identifying the important film genres, Barry Grant explores each one with enlightening case studies. He consistently chooses films that students will enjoy on first viewing as much as instructors will enjoy on a return visit. Most impressively, Grant brings clarity to a large body of theoretical material that has not always been so clear.