Parody As Film Genre

Author: Wes D. Gehring
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313261862
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Parody As Film Genre from the Author: Wes D. Gehring. Gives parody its deserved place in film history, by defining the genre, differentiating it from satire, and demonstrating how a well-executed spoof provides an educational blueprint of its target genre.

Film Parody

Author: Dan Harries
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9780851708027
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Film Parody from the Author: Dan Harries. Film Parody is the first major book on one of the most prolific and profitable modes of contemporary film-making. It provides a lucid introduction to the films and a rigorous theoretical account of how parody operates on textual, pragmatic, and socio-cultural levels. Harries asserts that film parody is now so routinized by the major studios that it must be considered, in its own right, as a major mode of contemporary film-making. Tracing a history of parodic cinema from early Laurel and Hardy spoofs to recent box-office hits such as Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, this book defines parody with respect to other related, though different modes of discourse such as irony and pastiche. Academy Awards now go to film parodies, audiences make a star of the parodic actor Leslie Neilson, and even the "band" Spinal Tap does a live reunion tour. In other words, parody has been entirely co-opted by a culture, and a culture industry, steeped in irony. For these reasons and more, Harries concludes that film parody is one of the most vibrant modes of contemporary film-making.

Beyond A Joke

Author: Neil Archer
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786720906
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Beyond A Joke from the Author: Neil Archer. Beyond a Joke explores the myriad ways British film culture has used forms of parody, from the 1960s to the present day. It provides a contextual and textual analysis of a range of works that, while popular, have only rarely been the subject of serious academic attention – from Morecambe and Wise to Shaun of the Dead to the London 2012 Olympics’ opening ceremony. Combining the methodologies both of film history and film theory, Beyond a Joke locates parody within specific industrial and cultural moments, while also looking in detail at the aesthetics of parody as a mode. Ultimately, such works are shown to be a form of culturally specific film or televisual product for exporting to the global market, in which ‘Britishness’, shaped in self-mocking and ironic terms, becomes the selling point. Written in an accessible style and illustrated throughout with a diverse range of examples, Beyond a Joke is the first book to explore parody within a specifically British context and makes an invaluable contribution to the scholarship on both British and global film culture.

Mel Brooks In The Cultural Industries Survival And Prolonged Adaptation

Author: Alex Symons
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748664505
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Mel Brooks In The Cultural Industries Survival And Prolonged Adaptation from the Author: Alex Symons. Which strategies has Mel Brooks used to survive, adapt and thrive in the cultural industries? How has he gained his reputation as a multimedia survivor? Alex Symons takes a unique, artist-focused approach in order to systematically identify the range of Brooks's adaptation strategies across the Hollywood film, Broadway theatre and American television industries.By combining a cultural industries approach together with that of adaptation studies, this book also identifies an important new industrial practice employed by Brooks - defined here as 'prolonged adaptation'. More significantly, Symons also employs this method to explain the so far neglected way that Brooks's adaptations have contributed towards changing production trends, changes in critical attitudes, and towards the ongoing integration of the cultural industries today. An essential read for film students and scholars researching adaptation, this refreshing new approach will also be valued by everyone studying the cultural industries.

Film Genre

Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781904764793
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Film Genre from the Author: 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.

Film Comedy

Author: Geoff King
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364352
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Film Comedy from the Author: Geoff King. With a foreword by Edward O. Wilson, this book brings together internationally known experts from the scientific, societal, and conservation policy areas who address policy responses to the problem of biodiversity loss: how to determine conservation priorities in a scientific fashion, how to weigh the long-term, often hidden value of conservation against the more immediate value of land development, the need for education in areas of rapid population growth, and how lack of knowledge about biodiversity can impede conservation efforts. United in their belief that conservation of biological diversity is a primary concern of humankind, the contributing authors address the full scope of global biodiversity and its decline--the threatened marine life and extinction of many mammals in the modern era in relation to global patterns of development, and the implications of biodiversity loss for human health, agricultural productivity, and the economy. The Living Planet in Crisis is the result of a conference of the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.

Joe E Brown

Author: Wes D. Gehring
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786483518
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Joe E Brown from the Author: Wes D. Gehring. "The reader learns of Joe E. Brown's childhood and how it prepared him for later screen roles, and how his love of baseball translated into screen successes. His career in vaudeville, his work as a Broadway comedian, his road to movie stardom, and how hep

Sith Slayers Stargates And Cyborgs

Author: John R. Perlich
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433100956
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Sith Slayers Stargates And Cyborgs from the Author: John R. Perlich. The beginning of the twenty-first century has already seen its fair share of modern myths with heroes such as Spider-Man, Superman, and Harry Potter. The authors in this volume deconstruct, discuss, engage, and interrogate the mythologies of the new millennium in science fiction fantasy texts. Using literary and rhetorical criticism - paired with philosophy, cultural studies, media arts, psychology, and communication studies - they illustrate the function, value, and role of new mythologies, and show that the universal appeal of these texts is their mythic power, drawing upon archetypes of the past which resonate with individuals and throughout culture. In this way they demonstrate how mythology is timeless and eternal.

Film Genre Reader Iii

Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292701853
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Film Genre Reader Iii from the Author: Barry Keith Grant. More than 30 essays by some of film's most distinguished critics are included in this volume, which presents the latest developments in genre study, including teen films, genre hybridity, neo-noir & genre in the age of globalization, & an up-to-date bibliography.


Author: GĂ©rard Genette
ISBN: 9783518116838
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Palimpseste from the Author: GĂ©rard Genette.