Film Trilogies

Film Trilogies

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'This collection is interesting, informative and much-needed. It will act as a key resource within the field and cross-over with a number of related subjects within film studies, such as adaptation, sequels and remakes.' - Jamie Sexton, Northumbria University, UK 'Film Trilogies is a timely and welcome addition to recent studies of what has been described disparagingly as commercial cinema's financially motivated compulsion to repeat, but with this marked difference; contrary to its association with remakes, series, and sequels, the trilogy, as this volume ably demonstrates, is generally the work of an auteur, and its repetitions are aesthetic and thematic, not formulaic. The essays in this book represent an important contribution to the continuing exploration of the richness of returning to earlier cinematic material.' - Jennifer Forrest, Texas State University-San Marcos, USA.He has amused himself by engineering impossible situations, only to face the challenge of the great escape. ... Ultimately, rather than the Italo-Americans Scorsese, Schrader, or Francis Ford Coppola, it is auteurs like John Carpenter or ... closest to Ferrara: for they, too, through the codes and the iconography of the genre film, elaborate remarkable anti-capitalist, ... and so on a€“ leading to the documentary-essay Chelsea on the Rocks (2009), which denounces the transformation of aanbsp;...

Title:Film Trilogies
Author:Claire Perkins, Constantine Verevis
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-02-21


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