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Rick Altman bases his new genre theory on the uneasy competitive yet complimentary relationship among genre users.

Rick Altman bases his new genre theory on the uneasy competitive yet complimentary relationship among genre users.

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Film/Genre radically revises our notions. It is the first book to fully connect 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 – Rick Altman reveals the conflicting stakes for which the genre game has been played. Recognising that the very term 'genre' has different meanings for different groups, he bases his new genre theory on the uneasy competitive yet complimentary relationship among genre users and discusses a huge range of films from The Great Train Robbery to Star Wars and from The Jazz Singer to The Player.

Film/Genre radically revises our notions. It is the first book to fully connect 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 – Rick Altman reveals the conflicting stakes for which the genre game has been played. Recognising that the very term 'genre' has different meanings for different groups, he bases his new genre theory on the uneasy competitive yet complimentary relationship among genre users and discusses a huge range of films from The Great Train Robbery to Star Wars and from The Jazz Singer to The Player.

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SKU 9780851707174
Author(s) Rick Altman
Publisher(s) BFI Publishing
Format Paperback
Original publication date 01/02/1999
Number of pages 256

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