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Film Genre Reader III Paperback – 1 Dec 2003

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From reviews of the second edition: "The fascinating, well-chosen essays in this volume represent almost all of the recent (and often competing) trends in film scholarship and present significant revisions of earlier genre theories and analysis. Grant shows that the generic core, however constituted and established, is but one atom in a complex structure of film experience, response, and meaning." Choice "A terrific collection of essays on film theory and genre criticism... With its numerous stills and an excellent bibliography, this work is ideal as an academic text or as an informative read for film buffs." Bloomsbury Review From reviews of the first edition: "The most pedagogically useful text on genre analysis because of the comprehensive nature of its scope." Film Quarterly "Ought to be considered by anyone teaching a course on theory and criticism of the American cinema." Communication Booknotes

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Good Textbook 16 Jun. 2015
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Good Textbook for college classes, although it omits why genre study of Hollywood is so important... and that is the fact that it was around genres that studios made their plans for offering a divergent set of products/film for a varying audience.
Did the job. 16 Dec. 2012
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Was the correct book for my class. Articles within were sometimes really long winded, but that's what you often get with literary articles. Some articles were very interesting and worth sifting through all the rhetorical jargon to get through.
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Great selection. Nice introduction and very well organised. It has two parts, one with general essays on genre theory and the other part contanis essays analysing particular works.
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