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An Aesthetics of Aggression: German Fascist vs. Classical Hollywood Melodrama

Laura Heins

in Nazi Film Melodrama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037740
eISBN:
9780252095023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037740.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to delineate the generic and aesthetic differences between film melodrama in Third Reich and classical Hollywood cinema, and to a lesser extent, between German and Italian ... More


Sadness, Melodrama, and Rituals of Loss and Death

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes why tragic films are successful and prestigious although they evoke sadness and grief, whereas fitness-enhancing activities in general evoke pleasure. First, it focus on general ... More


Ego Love and Melodrama

Reidar Due

in Love in Motion: Erotic Relationships in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167338
eISBN:
9780231850513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167338.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses love in film melodrama. Ivete Huppes—a Brazilian historian of melodrama in film—suggests that melodramatic films are concerned either with the undoing of past injustice or with ... More


Time, Racial Otherness, and Digressions in Silent Films of the 1920s

Eva Woods Peiró

in White Gypsies: Race and Stardom in Spanish Musicals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645848
eISBN:
9781452945880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645848.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how silent film melodrama’s use of colonialist narratives as plot digressions created precedents for appropriate kinds of identity and subjecthood for citizen-spectators. It ... More


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