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- DescriptionMelodrama and Meaning is a major addition to the new historical approach to film studies. Barbara Klinger shows how institutions most associated with Hollywood cinema-academia, the film industry, review journalism, star publicity, and the mass media-create meaning and ideological identity for films. Chapters focus on Sirk's place in the development of film studies from the 1950s through the 1980s, as well as the history of the critical reception (both academic and popular) of Sirk's films, a history that outlines journalism's role in public tastemaking. Other chapters are devoted to Universal's selling of Written on the Wind, the machinery of star publicity and the changing image of Rock Hudson, and the contemporary institutionalized camp response to Sirk that has resulted from developments in mass culture.
- Author BiographyBARBARA KLINGER, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Film Studies and director of the Cultural Studies program at Indiana University, has published essays on film theory, criticism, and history in Screen, Wide Angle, Cinema Journal, and the Yale Journal of Criticism.
- Author(s)Barbara Klinger
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication01/01/1994
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight397 g
- Width3963 mm
- Height5969 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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