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Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood

Carolyn Jess-Cooke


The film sequel has been much maligned in popular culture as a vampirish corporative exercise in profit-making and narrative regurgitation. Drawing upon a wide range of filmic examples from early cinema to the twenty-first century, this book reveals the increasing popularity of, and experimentation with, film sequels as a central dynamic of Hollywood cinema. Now creeping into world cinemas and independent film festivals, the sequel is persistently employed as a vehicle for cross-cultural dialogue and as a structure by which memories and cultural narratives can be circulated across geographical ... More

Keywords: film sequel, popular culture, profit-making, early cinema, Hollywood cinema, world cinemas, independent film festivals, cross-cultural dialogue, memories, cultural narratives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748626038
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626038.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolyn Jess-Cooke, author