The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,173,809 members ⚫ 1,357,844 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Screening the Past

Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema

Screening the Past by Pam Cook
Buy this eBook
US$ 41.95
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

From Mildred Pierce and Brief Encounter to Raging Bull and In the Mood for Love, this lively and accessible collection explores film culture's obsession with the past, offering searching and provocative analyses of a wide range of titles.

Screening the Past engages with current debates about the role of cinema in mediating history through memory and nostalgia, suggesting that many films use strategies of memory to produce diverse forms of knowledge which challenge established ideas of history, and the traditional role of historians.

Classic essays sit side by side with new research, contextualized by introductions which bring them up to date, and provide suggestions for further reading as the work of contemporary directors such as Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Bigelow, Todd Haynes and Wong Kar-wai is used to examine the different ways they deploy creative processes of memory.

Pam Cook also investigates the recent history of film studies, reviewing the developments that have culminated in the exciting, if daunting, present moment. The result is a rich and stimulating volume that will appeal to anyone with an interest in cinema, memory and identity.

Taylor and Francis; August 2004
240 pages; ISBN 9781134670987
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: Screening the Past
Author: Pam Cook
 
  • News
  • Contents
No entry found
Subject categories
ISBNs
0203337824
9780203337820
9780415183741
9781134670987
9781134670994