James Donald, Michael Renov's The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies PDF

By James Donald, Michael Renov

ISBN-10: 0761943269

ISBN-13: 9780761943266

Written via a group of veteran students and rising abilities, The SAGE guide of movie experiences maps the foreign traditions of the sphere, drawing out local ameliorations within the manner that highbrow mirrored image on cinema and picture has been remodeled right into a box of systematic inquiry. It displays at the field's conceptual infrastructure, the dominant paradigms and debates, and evaluates their carrying on with salience. ultimately, it appears to be like with a bit of luck to the way forward for movie, the establishment of cinema, and the self-discipline of movie stories at a time while the very life of movie is being referred to as into query by way of new technological, business, and aesthetic advancements.

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Following Engels’ distinction, this elevation of Balzacian realism over Zolaesque naturalism was adopted as official policy within the Soviet Union, and, in 1934, evolved under Alexander Zhdanov, and in conjunction with other imperatives, into the more or less obligatory doctrine of Soviet socialist realism. It could be argued, however, that Soviet socialist realism did not embody the more critical spirit of Engels’ 1888 formulation. Whereas Engels had argued that realism should not be tendentious but should aspire towards the creation of an ‘impartial’, ‘chronicle-fashion’ interpretation of the social and historical environment (1977: 270), Soviet socialist realism and its giddier offspring, revolutionary romanticism, demanded a much more affirmative and steadfast approach to the portrayal of ‘correct’ values than he had initially envisioned.

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For instance, when at the beginning of the 1950s, anthropologist Hortense Powdermaker (1950) undertook a sojourn in Hollywood, so that she could try out the possibilities for an ethnography of a modern community, her ultimate conclusion was that Hollywood was such an artificial, empty, mind-numbing locale that she hoped never to return. In like fashion, within the ideological space of the Cold War, more reactionary intellectuals than the liberal Powdermaker could still maintain a critical edge – by virtual definition, intellectuals have to be dissatisfied with some aspect of the status quo!

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