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A Cinema of Loneliness



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In this updated and expanded version of this classic study of contemporary American film, Kolker reassesses the landscape of American cinema over the past decade, as he examines works likeMunich,A Prairie Home Companion,The Departed, andFunny People, in addition to classics by Arthur Penn and Stanley Kubrick.

Author Biography

Robert Kolker is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Maryland and Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous works on film and media, including The Altering Eye; Film, Form, and Culture; and Media Studies: An Introductory Textbook.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Editionp. vii
Preface to the Fourth Editionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
Body's Montage, History's Mise-en-Scene, Contours of the Horizontal Linep. 17
Tectonics of the Mechanical Manp. 106
Expressions of the Streetsp. 185
Steven Spielberg, War, Superheroes, and the Digital Mise-en-Scenep. 262
Radical Surfaces and Independent Meansp. 349
Notesp. 431
Filmographyp. 447
Indexp. 513
Illustrations follow pagep. 446
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