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Happy Endings in Hollywood CinemaCliché, Convention and the Final Couple

Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

James MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Hollywood ‘happy ending’ has long been considered among the most famous and standardised features in the whole of narrative filmmaking. Yet, while ceaselessly invoked, this notorious device has ... More

Heritage Film AudiencesPeriod Films and Contemporary Audiences in the UK

Heritage Film Audiences: Period Films and Contemporary Audiences in the UK

Claire Monk

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638246
eISBN:
9780748651238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638246.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The concept of ‘heritage cinema’ is now firmly established as an influential — as well as much-debated and contested — critical framework for the discussion of period or historical representation in ... More

Hollywood's BlacklistsA Political and Cultural History

Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Reynold Humphries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

‘Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?’ That question was asked repeatedly during the anti-Communist investigations of the House Committee on un-American Activities ... More

Hollywood's Cold War

Hollywood's Cold War

Tony Shaw

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Published at a point when American filmmakers are deeply involved in the War on Terror, this book offers a comprehensive account of Hollywood's propaganda role during the defining ideological ... More

Impossible Puzzle FilmsA Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Narrative complexity is a trend in contemporary cinema. Since the late 1990s there has been a palpable increase in complex storytelling in movies. But how and why do complex movies create perplexity ... More

Independent Chinese DocumentaryAlternative Visions, Alternative Publics

Independent Chinese Documentary: Alternative Visions, Alternative Publics

Dan Edwards

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748695621
eISBN:
9781474412186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695621.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the turn of the twenty-first century there has been an explosion in Chinese independent documentary filmmaking. But how are we to understand this vibrant burst of activity? Are these films ... More

Indie ReframedWomen's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema

Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema

Linda Badley, Claire Perkins, Michele Schreiber, and Michele Schreiber (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474403924
eISBN:
9781474426756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403924.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With the consolidation of ‘indie’ culture in the twenty-first century, female filmmakers face an increasingly indifferent climate. Within this sector, women work across all aspects of writing, ... More

International Noir

International Noir

Homer B. Pettey and R. Barton Palmer (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume examines the influence of noir for global cinema. Close historical analysis of British and national cinemas, especially French and Japanese noir, demonstrates the global popularity of ... More

John Mills and British CinemaMasculinity, Identity and Nation

John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Gill Plain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although his film career extended from the early days of sound to the British New Wave and beyond, Sir John Mills is nonetheless remembered as the archetypal hero of the Second World War. Regarded as ... More

Journalists in FilmHeroes and Villains

Journalists in Film: Heroes and Villains

Brian McNair

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634460
eISBN:
9780748670925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634460.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

We both love and hate journalists. They are perceived as sexy and glamorous on the one hand, despicable and sleazy on the other. Opinion polls regularly indicate that we experience a kind of cultural ... More

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