altIgGlobal Auteurs employs auteur theory to examine the work of three contemporary and innovative directors: Pedro Almodovar, Lars von Trier, and Michael Winterbottom.altBRg With extensive background information on the global film industry, and on auteur theory and its implications for ideological critique, this book's insightful case studies examine both ideologies the filmmakers re-circulate and ideologies that they confront in textual form. The discussion of Pedro Almodovar devotes particular attention to mass mediation, the family, and gender in the corpus of his films, while Lars von Trier's corpus is interpreted as driven by a motif that characterizes all of his films: the -failed idealist-. Michael Winterbottom's body of work presents a genre-diverse, post-MTV style concerned with -outsiders- and taboo, representation and truth, and human rights.altBRg altIgGlobal Auteurs' sophisticated approach to decoding film is suitable for graduate and undergraduate courses on film, global mass media, and contemporary Europe.q... in recent decades been challenged by well-meaning but flabby postmodernism that eschews grand narratives and lines of causality in favor of ... Nevertheless, reading a newspaper, a government document, a menu, or a repair manual all make very different demands and ... say about the external truth, as a substantial body of scholarship has demonstrated (Bennett 2001; Herman and Chomsky 1988).
|Author||:||Brian Michael Goss|
|Publisher||:||Peter Lang - 2009-01-01|