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Memory and popular film

Edited by Paul Grainge

Memory and popular film

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6375-6
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £15.99
  • Published Date: April 2003
  • BIC Category: The arts / Film theory & criticism, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism, Film history, theory & criticism, Film and Media
  • Series: Inside Popular Film

Description

One of the first books to put memory at the centre of analysis when exploring the relationship between film culture and the past. Provides a sustained, interdisciplinary perspective on memory and film from early cinema to the present, drawing from film studies, American studies and cultural studies. Adopts a resolutely cultural perspective and unlike psychoanalytic or formalist approaches to memory, explores questions of culture, power and identity. Contributes to the growing debate about the status and function of the past in cultural life and discourse, discussing issues of memory in film, and of film as memory. Considers such well known films as Forrest Gump, Pleasantville, and Jackie Brown.

Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Memory and popular film - Paul Grainge
PART ONE: PUBLIC HISTORY, PRIVATE MEMORY
1. A white man's country: Yale's 'Chronicles of America' - Roberta E. Pearson
2. Civic pageantry and public memory in the silent era commemorative film: 'The Pony Express' at the Diamond Jubilee - Heidi Kenaga
3. 'Look behind you!': memories of cinema-going in the 'Golden Age' of Hollywood - Sarah Stubbings
4. Raiding the archive: Film festivals and the revival of Classic Hollywood - Julian Stringer
PART TWO: THE POLITICS OF MEMORY
5. The articulation of memory and desire: from Vietnam to the war in the Persian Gulf - John Storey
6. The movie-made Movement: civil rights of passage - Sharon Monteith
7. Prosthetic memory: the ethics and politics of memory in an age of mass culture - Alison Landsberg
8. 'Forget the Alamo': history, legend and memory in John Sayles' 'Lone Star' - Neil Campbell
PART THREE: MEDIATING MEMORY
9. 'Mortgaged to music': new retro movies in 1990s Hollywood cinema - Philip Drake
10. Colouring the past: 'Pleasantville' and the textuality of media memory - Paul Grainge
11. Memory, history, and digital imagery in contemporary film - Robert Burgoyne
12. Postcinema/Postmemory - Jeffrey Pence

Editor

Paul Grainge is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Nottingham

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