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Postmodernism, High Concept and Eighties Excess

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses films in the 1980s — a period defined by excesses of style and consumption, a ‘postmodern’ moment where the aesthetics of consumer culture — typified by the promotional flow of ... More


Afterword

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers some final thoughts on the study as a whole, and an encouragement to the reader to continue to approach action cinema in a sophisticated way in the face of popular cultural and ... More


Paramount II: The Residue of Design

J. D. Connor

in The Studios after the Studios: Neoclassical Hollywood (1970-2010)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804790772
eISBN:
9780804794749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790772.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Unable to make auteurism into a model, Paramount turned away from directors and complex narratives toward production designers and clean, hyperlegible images. “High-concept” style conquered ... More


The Studios after the Studios: Neoclassical Hollywood (1970-2010)

J. D. Connor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804790772
eISBN:
9780804794749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790772.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Studios after the Studios retells the recent history of the Hollywood film industry with the studios, and their movies, at the center. Individual movies are at the heart of this story—not ... More


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