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Film / Genre

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This text seeks to revise notions of film genre. It connects the roles played by industry critics and audiences in making and re-making genre. In a critique of major voices in the history of genre theory from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, Altman reveals the conflicting stakes for which the genre game has been played. Recognizing that the very term "genre" has different meanin ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published December 22nd 1998 by British Film Institute
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Greta
Talks about genres as complex and changing entities which are mixed and evolve over time and mean different things in different times and to different audiences. Includes historical info and info on how Hollywood films were advertised in the real world. More than just theory, sums up previous genre theory. Pretty good
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