This is a book of "academic" film criticism. Alas academia has strayed pretty far into the obscure and pompous. The heroes in this vein of writing are the deconstructionists and the post modernists. She likes Derrida and Baudrillard. So beware, if you don't really care what an effete French intellectual thinks about John Wayne, this isn't the book for you.
There is a lot of silly conjecture about the reality or rather the unreality of history. There is blather about the "text" of film. You might think that if a movie depicted a historical event wrong that that would be bad. Oh, you naive bumpkin! You just don't appreciate the nebulosity of it all.
- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Routledge (29 September 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415328284
- ISBN-13: 978-0415328289
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.3 x 23.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
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