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Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Catherine Constable


This volume focuses on postmodern film aesthetics, thinking through ways in which it challenges the aesthetic paradigms currently dominating analyses of Hollywood cinema. The first chapter explores conceptions of the classical, modernist, post-classical/new Hollywood, and their construction as a linear history of style in which postmodernism forms a debatable final act. This history is challenged by using Jean-François Lyotard’s non-linear conception of postmodernism in order to view postmodern aesthetics as a paradigm that can occur across the history of Hollywood. Chapter 2 explores famous ' ... More

Keywords: Postmodernism, Postmodern Aesthetics, Post-classical, Lyotard, Baudrillard, Jameson, Hutcheon, Textual Analysis, Reading, Hollywood

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231174558
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231174558.001.0001


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Catherine Constable, author

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