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The Resource Are you watching closely? : cultural paranoia, new technologies, and the contemporary Hollywood misdirection film, Seth Friedman

Are you watching closely? : cultural paranoia, new technologies, and the contemporary Hollywood misdirection film, Seth Friedman

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Are you watching closely? : cultural paranoia, new technologies, and the contemporary Hollywood misdirection film
Title
Are you watching closely?
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cultural paranoia, new technologies, and the contemporary Hollywood misdirection film
Statement of responsibility
Seth Friedman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Seth Friedman explores the recent spate of 'misdirection films,' a genre characterized by narratives that inspire viewers to reinterpret them retrospectively. Since 1990, Hollywood has backed more of these films than ever before, many of which, including The Sixth Sense (1999), A Beautiful Mind (2001), and Inception (2010), were both commercial and critical successes. Seth Friedman examines this genre in its sociocultural, industrial, and technological contexts to explain why it has become more attractive to producers and audiences. The recent popularity of misdirection films, Friedman argues, is linked to new technologies that enable repeat viewings and online discussion, which makes it enticing to an industry that depends increasingly on the aftermarket, as well as to historically specific cultural developments. That is, in addition to being well suited for shifting industrial and technological conditions, these films are appealing because they suggest that it remains possible to know what "actually" occurred and who was "really" responsible for events at a time when it is also becoming increasingly recognized that "truth" is relative." -- Provided by the publisher.
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1976-
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Friedman, Seth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.F7445 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The SUNY Series, Horizons Of Cinema
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  • Motion pictures
  • Space and time in motion pictures
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Motion pictures
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Space and time in motion pictures
  • Erzähltechnik
  • Film
  • Irreführung
  • Missverständnis
Label
Are you watching closely? : cultural paranoia, new technologies, and the contemporary Hollywood misdirection film, Seth Friedman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Retrospective issues: the discursive approach to genre and the misdirection film -- The truth is out there: manufacturing conspiratorial narrative coherence -- Constructing the (im)perfect cover: masculine masquerade and narrative agency -- Start making sense: narrative complexity, DVD, and online fandom -- The masters of misdirection: branding M. Night Shyamalan and Christopher Nolan -- Genre prestige: the misdirection film as blockbuster and middlebrow art -- Conclusion
Control code
965445769
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 264 pages
Isbn
9781438465913
Lccn
2016039673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027443510
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)965445769
Label
Are you watching closely? : cultural paranoia, new technologies, and the contemporary Hollywood misdirection film, Seth Friedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Retrospective issues: the discursive approach to genre and the misdirection film -- The truth is out there: manufacturing conspiratorial narrative coherence -- Constructing the (im)perfect cover: masculine masquerade and narrative agency -- Start making sense: narrative complexity, DVD, and online fandom -- The masters of misdirection: branding M. Night Shyamalan and Christopher Nolan -- Genre prestige: the misdirection film as blockbuster and middlebrow art -- Conclusion
Control code
965445769
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 264 pages
Isbn
9781438465913
Lccn
2016039673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027443510
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)965445769

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