Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 2008

424 Pages | 80 color illustrations and 200 b/w halftones


ISBN: 9780195322910

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The ABCs of Classic Hollywood

Robert B. Ray

  • A new, fresh approach to Film Studies that uses a film's details to generate analysis and close-reading, thus working against the tendency to begin with established theories
  • This new method is useful for both teaching and for analysis while also revealling much about the films under discussion
  • Insights drawn from such disparate sources as Surrealism, Roland Barthes, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Walter Benjamin.
  • Fun-to-read book is suited to film fans and is completed by 200 b/w and 50 color prints.

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