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Charles Forceville

in Visual and Multimodal Communication: Applying the Relevance Principle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190845230
eISBN:
9780190845261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845230.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

How is it that mass audiences often understand messages in remarkably similar ways, even though these audiences consist of many individuals, all of whom have to process these messages in their own ... More


Originality and Convention: The Wild Bunch as a Western

Paul Seydor

in A Uniquely American Epic: Intimacy and Action, Tenderness and Violence in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178141
eISBN:
9780813178134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178141.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Paul Seydor’s essay highlights how Peckinpah drew upon classic forms of cinematic representation while at the same time reconceiving them. By also concentrating on the innovative editing of The Wild ... More


Art and Genre in Raging Bull (1980)

Leger Grindon

in Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the film, Raging Bull. It reviews the film’s production history and reception, and then analyzes the genre conventions governing plot, character, setting/iconography, ... More


Learning to Write Like a Chemist

Marin S Robinson, Fredricka L Stoller, Molly Constanza-Robinson, and James K Jones

in Write Like a Chemist: A Guide and Resource

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195367423
eISBN:
9780197562437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195367423.003.0006
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

Chapter 1 introduces the basic approach to reading and writing in chemistry used in this textbook. It also provides a brief orientation to the textbook. By the end of this chapter, you should be ... More


Summary and outlook

Lilo Moessner

in The History of the Present English Subjunctive: A Corpus-based Study of Mood and Modality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474437998
eISBN:
9781474490757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437998.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The epilogue sets the book off against previous studies of the subjunctive. It summarizes the main results and derives rewarding topics for future studies from them. The frequency rise of ... More


Exploring the Genre Conventions of the YA Dystopian Trilogy as Twenty-First-Century Utopian Dreaming

Rebekah Fitzsimmons

in Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827135
eISBN:
9781496827180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827135.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the popular format of the YA dystopian trilogy and, by considering the trilogy as a unified text, outlines the plot patterns and other genre conventions apparent in this popular ... More


Cherry Pie Wrapped in Barbed Wire: Fire Walk With Me as a Horror Movie

Lindsay Hallam

in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325642
eISBN:
9781800342385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325642.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Twin Peaks and its engagement with and subversion of genre conventions. It discloses how the Twin Peaks television series is viewed as a work of postmodernism and a pastiche of ... More


Case Studies–Political and Non-Political Cartoons

Charles Forceville

in Visual and Multimodal Communication: Applying the Relevance Principle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190845230
eISBN:
9780190845261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845230.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The genre of political cartoons purports to present a wittily critical visual or visual-plus-written-verbal commentary on politicians and states of affairs in the world. The genre is thereby of high ... More


Case Studies–Advertising

Charles Forceville

in Visual and Multimodal Communication: Applying the Relevance Principle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190845230
eISBN:
9780190845261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845230.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The second genre investigated is advertising, which has the very strong convention that it makes positive claims for a product, a service, or an idea. To begin with, it is claimed that to the extent ... More


The banlieue wore black: post-war French polar, from Becker to Corneau

Philippe Met

in Screening the Paris suburbs: From the silent era to the 1990s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526106858
eISBN:
9781526135995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106858.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This overview charts the evolution from the 1950s to the 1980s of the French detective or crime film (le polar). Proto-noir films shot before World War II had been primarily centred on Paris, a trend ... More


Mission: Impossible (1996)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the deception, duplicities, and trickster impulses embedded in De Palma's most financially successful blockbuster, the spy thriller, Mission: Impossible (1996). Notably, the ... More


Epilogue: “If They Had Been Better”

Lee Clark Mitchell

in Noir Fiction and Film: Diversions and Misdirections

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192844767
eISBN:
9780191933332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844767.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This closing statement addresses the conventionality of all genres, and their conservative social appeal. That disposition explains the violence that resolves personal and social disruptions. Instead ... More


The Catastrophe of Success

Frank Noack

in Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167008
eISBN:
9780813167794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167008.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the world premiere of Jud Süss at the Venice Film Festival in 1940, where it is praised by the young critic Michelangelo Antonioni, and its subsequent box-office success in ... More


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