Item description for Film Genre: From Iconography to Ideology (Short Cuts) by Barry Keith Grant...
This volume offers a concise evaluation of film genre, discussing genre theory and sample analyses of genre films, from the western, science fiction and the musical through to horror, comedy and the thriller. It introduces the topic in an accessible way to entry-level undergraduates, and includes sections on the first principles of studying and understanding 'the idea of genre', genre and popular culture, the narrative and stylistic conventions of specific genres and the relations of genres to culture and history, race, gender, sexuality, class and national identity, and the complex relations between genre and authorship.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Wallflower Press
ISBN 1904764797 ISBN13 9781904764793
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More About Barry Keith Grant
Grant is a professor of film studies at Brock University and is an adjunct faculty member of the graduate program in Film and Video at York University in Toronto.
Barry Keith Grant currently resides in Toronto. Barry Keith Grant was born in 1947.
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Best bok in the field Oct 14, 2006
Barry Grant has long been one of the major theorists behind genre criticism in film theory. His most recent work is a crowning achivement to unite the two sides in genre debate. The structuralists agree on the elements of genres such as iconography. The cultural theorists look at themes and ideological implications. Hence iconography is the starting point and ideology is the finish line in genre study. Barry Grant's book is a must read. I recommend it to every film student and any reader interested in film as an artistic medium.