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  1. Out of Site : Landscape and Cultural Reflexivity in New Hollywood Cinema 1969-1974


    URL/Identifizierer http://su.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:197054
    Identifizierer alternativurn:nbn:se:su:diva-6790 URN
    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Hochschulschriften>>
    UrheberGustafsson, Henrik
    Verleger Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Cinema Studies
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2007
    Umfang 228 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Filmanalyse; Motiv; Landschaft
    Freie Schlagworte FW New Hollywood Cinema
    Beschreibung "This dissertation examines landscape as a concept for analysis and interpretation in film studies by considering the New Hollywood cinema in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Contextualized within the contested notion of nationhood at the time as well as the concern among filmmakers to probe the properties, practices and traditions of American cinema, this was also a period when landscape underwent widespread redefinition as a field of artistic and academic practice. From the outset an aesthetic and pictorial concept, landscape is understood as consisting of a number of interacting ideas and systems of representation which are addressed in terms of intermedial relations. Not something to be encountered or discovered and fixed on canvas or film, landscape involves an ongoing process of construction, appropriation and transformation. Departing from a discussion of the historical role landscape has played in cultural practices of self-representation and self-definition, this study is concerned with how it can be turned against itself and used as a point of departure for adversary and antagonistic views of national myths and media. The organization is roughly chronological, based around a series of reconsiderations of key films, mainly focusing on road movies and genre-revisionist work of the period. Rather than a repository of stable identities and values, each chapter shows how landscape can be advanced in a process of reflecting on attempts to impose meaning, order and linearity. Taken together, Out of Site argues that an engagement with the surfaces and depths of landscape enables new perspectives on the interrelations between the highbrow and the popular, aesthetics and ideology. Bringing attention to how story patterns and audience expectations are displaced, landscape is examined for the questions it raises regarding representational and narrative strategies, the formation of identity and memory, and our own habits of reading." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction; An Image in Place of an Image; No Neutral Ground; Neither Here nor There; Re-call of the Wild; Daylight Noir and the Dark Side of Landscape; Conclusion; Works cited
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte
    RVK FWAP 44983
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugNordamerika>>USA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1960 - 1969>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1970 - 1979>>
    SpracheEnglisch