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The Cinema of Steven Spielberg: Empire of Light (Directors' Cuts) [Hardcover]

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Item description for The Cinema of Steven Spielberg: Empire of Light (Directors' Cuts) by Nigel Morris...

Cinema's most successful director is a commercial and cultural force demanding serious consideration. Not just triumphant marketing, this international popularity is partly a function of the movies themselves. Polarised critical attitudes largely overlook this, and evidence either unquestioning adulation or vilification& mdash;often vitriolic& mdash;for epitomising contemporary Hollywood. Detailed textual analyses reveal that alongside conventional commercial appeal, Spielberg's movies function consistently as a self-reflexive commentary on cinema. Rather than straightforwardly consumed realism or fantasy, they invite divergent readings and self-conscious spectatorship which contradict assumptions about their ideological tendencies. Exercising powerful emotional appeal, their ambiguities are profitably advantageous in maximising audiences and generating media attention.

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Pages   434
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   2.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2006
Publisher   Wallflower Press
ISBN  1904764894  
ISBN13  9781904764892  

Availability  98 units.
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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Nigel Morris is Principal Lecturer in Media Theory and Teacher Fellow in the Department of Media Production, University of Lincoln. His publications include articles and chapters on aspects of American, British, German and Welsh cinema, literary adaptation, and cinematic and literary modernism.

Nigel Morris was born in 1955.

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