Cinematic Flashes Cinematic Flashes

Cinematic Flashes Cinematic Flashes : Cinephilia and Classical Hollywood Cinephilia and Classical Hollywood

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Cinematic Flashes challenges popular notions of a uniform Hollywood style by disclosing uncanny networks of incongruities, coincidences, and contingencies at the margins of the cinematic frame. In an agile demonstration of "cinephiliac" historiography, Rashna Wadia Richards extracts intriguing film fragments from their seemingly ordinary narratives in order to explore what these unexpected moments reveal about the studio era. Inspired by Walter Benjamin's preference for studying cultural fragments rather than composing grand narratives, this unorthodox history of the films of the studio system reveals how classical Hollywood emerges as a disjointed network of accidents, excesses, and coincidences.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 280 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253007003
  • 9780253007001

About Assistant Professor and Director of Film Studies Rashna Wadia Richards

Rashna Wadia Richards is Assistant Professor and Director of Film Studies at Rhodes College.show more

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