A Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, Altman

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Performing Arts - 484 pages
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In this twentieth-anniversary millennial edition, Kolker continues and expands his inquiry into the cinematic representation of culture by updating and revising the chapters on the directors discussed in the first edition-- Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, and Steven Spielberg-- to include their most important works since 1988, analyzing those films which have made important advances in the directors' careers and which have given cause for rethinking the films that preceded them. Included is a profile of Arthur Penn's career followed by a new comparative study of Oliver Stone, who mirrors Penn's practice of drawing his films out of historical and ideological currents. Placing the films of Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, and Altman in an ideological perspective, Kolker both illuminates their relationship to one another and to larger currents in our culture, and emphasizes the statements their films make about American society and culture. This edition includes a new preface, a requiem for Stanley Kubrick, updated filmography, and 48 images from various films discussed through the text.
 

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The American film directors featured here have created significant bodies of work. Notes Kolker (film studies, Univ. of Maryland), for all the challenge and adventure, their films speak to a continual ... Read full review

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Contents

ONE BODYS MONTAGE HISTORYS MISEENSCENE
17
TWO TECTONICS OF THE MECHANICAL MAN
97
THREE EXPRESSIONS OF THE STREETS
175
FIVE RADICAL SURFACES
329
Notes
407
Filmography
421
Index
465
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Robert Kolker is at University of Maryland.

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