Transfigurations
  • Author : Asbjørn Grønstad
  • Release Date : 01 February 2023
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 13 : 9789089640109
  • Total Download : 114
  • File Size : 46,7 Mb

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In many senses, viewers have cut their teeth on the violence in American cinema: from Anthony Perkins slashing Janet Leigh in the most infamous of shower scenes; to the 1970s masterpieces of Martin Scorsese, Sam Peckinpah and Francis Ford Coppola; to our present-day undertakings in imagining global annihilations through terrorism, war, and alien grudges. Transfigurations brings our cultural obsession with film violence into a renewed dialogue with contemporary theory. Grønstad argues that the use of violence in Hollywood films should be understood semiotically rather than viewed realistically; Tranfigurations thus alters both our methodology of reading violence in films and the meanings we assign to them, depicting violence not as a self-contained incident, but as a convoluted network of our own cultural ideologies and beliefs.

Transfigurations

Transfigurations

Author : Asbjørn Grønstad
Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
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Transfigurations

Transfigurations

Author : C.W. Maggie Kim,Susan M. St. Ville,Susan M. Simonaitis
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