The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analysing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry explores why each film is significant for those who study film and explores the social, historical and political contexts in which the film was produced. Ranging from Hollywood classics to international bestsellers to lesser-known representations of national cinema, this collection is deliberately broad in scope crossing decades, boundaries and genres. The encyclopedia thus provides an introduction to the historical range and scope of cinema produced throughout the world.West Side Story may thus be seen as a transitional film, originating in the 1950s and pointing toward a more youth-oriented film culture. This liminal status a€“ and the ambivalences it entails a€“ is crucially connected to its status as a musical. ... The filma#39;s overture, though, clashes with its lowly subject as well as with the graffiti at the end of the film. ... The song does not only comment on the comparative merits of the two a#39;islandsa#39; a€“ Puerto Rico and Manhattan a€“ but registers profoundanbsp;...

Title:The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films
Author:Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, John White
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-09-15


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