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Spectacular Narratives: Hollywood in the Age of the Blockbuster (Cinema and Society)

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What makes today's Hollywood films so successful? Is it the sheer scale of special effects that gives films like "Jurassic Park" or "The Matrix" their mass audience appeal? Geoff King looks at the underexplored dynamic relationship between narrative and spectacle in contemporary Hollywood cinema. He uses the myth of the American frontier against a range of Hollywood filmsa ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 3rd 2001 by I. B. Tauris (first published 2001)
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