9781501311796

Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

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    9781501311796

  • ISBN10:

    1501311794

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/6/2017
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

Matthew Flisfeder introduces readers to key concepts in postmodern theory and demonstrates how it can be used for a critical interpretation and analysis of Blade Runner, arguably 'the greatest science fiction film'. By contextualizing the film within the culture of late 20th and early 21st-century capitalism, Flisfeder provides a valuable guide for both students and scholars interested in learning more about one of the most significant, influential, and controversial concepts in film and cultural studies of the past 40 years.
The "Film Theory in Practice" series fills a gaping hole in the world of film theory. By marrying the explanation of film theory with interpretation of a film, the volumes provide discrete examples of how film theory can serve as the basis for textual analysis. Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner offers a concise introduction to Postmodernism in jargon-free language and shows how this theory can be deployed to interpret Ridley Scott's cult film Blade Runner.

Author Biography

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University, Canada, where he teachers courses on politics and film, power and technology, and political theory. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek's Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014).

Table of Contents

Introduction
Section 1: Postmodernism and Postmodern film theory
Section 2: Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner
Conclusion
Bibliography

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