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The Resource Interpreting films : studies in the historical reception of American cinema, Janet Staiger

Interpreting films : studies in the historical reception of American cinema, Janet Staiger

Label
Interpreting films : studies in the historical reception of American cinema
Title
Interpreting films
Title remainder
studies in the historical reception of American cinema
Statement of responsibility
Janet Staiger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Employing a wide range of examples from Uncle Tom's Cabin and Birth of a Nation to Zelig and Personal Best, Janet Staiger argues that a historical examination of spectators' responses to films can make a valuable contribution to the history, criticism, and philosophy of cultural products. She maintains that as artifacts, films do not contain immanent meanings, that differences among interpretations have historical bases, and that these variations are due to social
  • Political, and economic conditions as well as the viewers' constructed images of themselves. Alter proposing a theory of reception study, the author demonstrates its application mainly through analyzing the varying responses of audiences to certain films at specific moments in history. Staiger gives special attention to how questions of class, gender, sexual preference, race, and ethnicity enter into film viewers' interpretations. Her analysis reflects recent
  • Developments in post-structuralism, cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies, and includes a discussion of current reader-response models in literary and film studies as well as an alternative approach for thinking about historical readers and spectators
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Staiger, Janet
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Motion pictures
  • Cinéma
  • Esthétique de la réception
  • Cinéma
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Reader-response criticism
  • United States
  • Films
  • Receptie
Label
Interpreting films : studies in the historical reception of American cinema, Janet Staiger
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The use-value of reception studies -- Reception studies in other disciplines -- Reception studies in film and television -- Toward a historical materialist approach to reception studies -- Rethinking "primitive" cinema: intertextuality, the middle-class audience, and reception studies -- "The handmaiden of villainy": foolish wives, politics, gender orientation, and the other -- The birth of a nation: reconsidering its reception -- The logic of alternative readings: a star is born -- With the compliments of the auteur: art cinema and the complexities of its reading strategies -- Chameleon in the film, chameleons in the audience; or, where is parody? the case of zelig
Control code
on1176566454
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691216065
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv132j3tk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1176566454
Label
Interpreting films : studies in the historical reception of American cinema, Janet Staiger
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The use-value of reception studies -- Reception studies in other disciplines -- Reception studies in film and television -- Toward a historical materialist approach to reception studies -- Rethinking "primitive" cinema: intertextuality, the middle-class audience, and reception studies -- "The handmaiden of villainy": foolish wives, politics, gender orientation, and the other -- The birth of a nation: reconsidering its reception -- The logic of alternative readings: a star is born -- With the compliments of the auteur: art cinema and the complexities of its reading strategies -- Chameleon in the film, chameleons in the audience; or, where is parody? the case of zelig
Control code
on1176566454
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691216065
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv132j3tk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1176566454

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