Memory and Popular Film

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Paul Grainge
Manchester University Press, Sep 6, 2003 - Performing Arts - 261 pages
Taking Hollywood as its focus, this timely book provides a sustained, interdisciplinary perspective on memory and film from early cinema to the present. Considering the relationship between official and popular memory, the politics of memory, and the technological and representational shifts that have come to effect memory's contemporary mediation, the book contributes to the growing debate on the status and function of the past in cultural life and discourse. By gathering key critics from film studies, American studies and cultural studies, Memory and Popular Film establishes a framework for discussing issues of memory in film and of film as memory. Together with essays on the remembered past in early film marketing, within popular reminiscence, and at film festivals, the book considers memory films such as Forrest Gump, Lone Star, Pleasantville, Rosewood and Jackie Brown.
 

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Contents

Yales Chronicles
23
Civic pageantry and public memory in the silent
42
Look behind you memories of cinemagoing
65
film festivals and the revival
81
from
99
civil rites of passage
120
the ethics and politics
144
new retro movies in 1990s
183
Pleasantville and the textuality
202
Memory history and digital imagery
220
PostcinemaPostmemory Jeffrey Pence
237
Index
257
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Paul Grainge is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Nottingham.

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