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Steve Neale offers a detailed investigation of some of the principal genres, cycles and trends in Hollywood's output during the last two decades. Steve Neale offers a detailed investigation of some of the principal genres, cycles and trends in Hollywood's output during the last two decades.
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This wide-ranging text is one of the first to look in detail at some of the principal genres, cycles and trends in Hollywood's output during the last two decades. Adopting an array of approaches and frequently debating existing accounts of genre in New and Old Hollywood alike, the collection of freshly commissioned contributions focuses on animated feature films, teenpics, biopics, comedies, Shakespeare adaptations and female-oriented dramas, as well as on blockbusters, westerns, gangster films, horror films, war films and neo-noirs.

It includes analysis of such films as The Quick and the Dead, Menace II Society, Sense and Sensibility, Set if Off, Grifters, The Mask, When Harry Met Sally, Pocahontas, Titanic, Basic Instinct, Coppola's Dracula and Malcolm X. Designed to open up a topic that has all too often been ignored or misrepresented, Genre and Contemporary Hollywood will appeal to anyone interested not just in genre and genres, but in the New Hollywood, its history and its films.

Steve Neale is a world-renowned authority on film genre and is Professor of Film Studies Sheffield Hallam University and is the author of Genre and Hollywood (Routledge, 2000) and co-editor of Contemporary Hollywood Cinema (Routledge, 1998).

This wide-ranging text is one of the first to look in detail at some of the principal genres, cycles and trends in Hollywood's output during the last two decades. Adopting an array of approaches and frequently debating existing accounts of genre in New and Old Hollywood alike, the collection of freshly commissioned contributions focuses on animated feature films, teenpics, biopics, comedies, Shakespeare adaptations and female-oriented dramas, as well as on blockbusters, westerns, gangster films, horror films, war films and neo-noirs.

It includes analysis of such films as The Quick and the Dead, Menace II Society, Sense and Sensibility, Set if Off, Grifters, The Mask, When Harry Met Sally, Pocahontas, Titanic, Basic Instinct, Coppola's Dracula and Malcolm X. Designed to open up a topic that has all too often been ignored or misrepresented, Genre and Contemporary Hollywood will appeal to anyone interested not just in genre and genres, but in the New Hollywood, its history and its films.

Steve Neale is a world-renowned authority on film genre and is Professor of Film Studies Sheffield Hallam University and is the author of Genre and Hollywood (Routledge, 2000) and co-editor of Contemporary Hollywood Cinema (Routledge, 1998).

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SKU 9780851708874
Author(s) Steven Neale
Publisher(s) BFI Publishing
Format Paperback
Original publication date 01/09/2002
Number of pages 328

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