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The Resource Blossoms & blood : postmodern media culture and the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, by Jason Sperb

Blossoms & blood : postmodern media culture and the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, by Jason Sperb

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Blossoms & blood : postmodern media culture and the films of Paul Thomas Anderson
Title
Blossoms & blood
Title remainder
postmodern media culture and the films of Paul Thomas Anderson
Statement of responsibility
by Jason Sperb
Title variation
Blossoms and blood
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From his film festival debut Hard Eight to ambitious studio epics Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson's unique cinematic vision focuses on postmodern excess and media culture. In Blossoms and Blood, Jason Sperb studies the filmmaker's evolving aesthetic and its historical context to argue that Anderson's films create new, often ambivalent, narratives of American identity in a media-saturated world. Blossoms and Blood explores Anderson's films in relation to the aesthetic and economic shifts within the film industry and to America's changing social and political sensibilities since the mid-1990s. Sperb provides an auteur study with important implications for film history, media studies, cultural studies, and gender studies. He charts major themes in Anderson's work, such as stardom, self-reflexivity, and masculinity and shows how they are indicative of trends in late twentieth-century American culture. One of the first books to focus on Anderson's work, Blossoms and Blood reveals the development of an under-studied filmmaker attuned to the contradictions of a postmodern media culture." -- Publisher's description
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1978-
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Sperb, Jason
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.A5255
LC item number
S64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Anderson, Paul Thomas
  • Anderson, Paul Thomas
  • Anderson, Paul Thomas
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
  • Film
Label
Blossoms & blood : postmodern media culture and the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, by Jason Sperb
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. White-Noise Media Culture and the Films of Paul Thomas Anderson -- Chapter 1. I Remembered Your Face: Indie Cinema, Neo-noir, and -- Narrative Ambiguity in Hard Eight (1996) -- Chapter 2. I Dreamed I Was in a Hollywood Movie: Stars, Hyperreal Sounds of the 1970s, and Cinephiliac Pastiche in Boogie Nights (1997) -- Chapter 3. If That Was in a Movie, I Wouldn't Believe It: Melodramatic Ambivalence, Hypermasculinity, and the Autobiographical Impulse in Magnolia (1999) -- Chapter 4. The Art-House Adam Sandler Movie: Commodity Culture and the Ethereal Ephemerality of Punch-Drunk Love (2002) -- Chapter 5. I Have a Competition in Me: Political Allegory, Artistic Collaboration, and Narratives of Perfection in There Will Be Blood (2007) -- Afterword. On The Master
Control code
832287245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 284 pages
Isbn
9780292752917
Lccn
2013008528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)832287245
Label
Blossoms & blood : postmodern media culture and the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, by Jason Sperb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. White-Noise Media Culture and the Films of Paul Thomas Anderson -- Chapter 1. I Remembered Your Face: Indie Cinema, Neo-noir, and -- Narrative Ambiguity in Hard Eight (1996) -- Chapter 2. I Dreamed I Was in a Hollywood Movie: Stars, Hyperreal Sounds of the 1970s, and Cinephiliac Pastiche in Boogie Nights (1997) -- Chapter 3. If That Was in a Movie, I Wouldn't Believe It: Melodramatic Ambivalence, Hypermasculinity, and the Autobiographical Impulse in Magnolia (1999) -- Chapter 4. The Art-House Adam Sandler Movie: Commodity Culture and the Ethereal Ephemerality of Punch-Drunk Love (2002) -- Chapter 5. I Have a Competition in Me: Political Allegory, Artistic Collaboration, and Narratives of Perfection in There Will Be Blood (2007) -- Afterword. On The Master
Control code
832287245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 284 pages
Isbn
9780292752917
Lccn
2013008528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)832287245

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