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Published: 17 April 2003

272 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719063756

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Memory and popular film

Paul Grainge

Published by Manchester University Press

Inside Popular Film MUP

  • 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

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