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Film Sequels

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The film sequel has been much maligned in popular culture as a vampirish corporative exercise in profit-making and narrative regurgitation. Drawing upon a wide range of filmic examples from early cinema to the twenty-first century, this exciting new volume reveals the increasing popularity of, and experimentation with, film sequels as a central dynamic of Hollywood cinema. Now creeping into world cinemas and independent film festivals, the sequel is persistently employed as a vehicle for cross-cultural dialogue and as a structure by which memories and cultural narratives can be circulated across geographical and historical locations. This book aims to account for some of the major critical contexts within which sequelisation operates by exploring sequel production beyond box office figures. Its account ranges from sequels in recent mainstream cinema, art-house and 'indie' sequels, non-Hollywood sequels, the effects of the domestic market on sequelisation, and the impact of the video game industry on Hollywood.

The book:
* Situates the sequel within its industrial, cultural, theoretical and global contexts.
* Offers an essential resource for students and critics interested in film and literary studies, adaptation, critical theory and cultural studies.
* Provides the first study of film sequels in world cinemas and independent film-making.
*Provides the first study of film sequels in world cinemas and independent film-making.

Carolyn Jess-Cooke is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sunderland.

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Author(s):
Jess-Cooke, Carolyn
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0748626042
ISBN-13:
9780748626045
Number of pages:
166
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press

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The film sequel has been much maligned in popular culture as a vampirish corporative exercise in profit-making and narrative regurgitation. Drawing upon a wide range of filmic examples from early cinema to the twenty-first century, this exciting new volume reveals the increasing popularity of, and experimentation with, film sequels as a central dynamic of Hollywood cinema. Now creeping into world cinemas and independent film festivals, the sequel is persistently employed as a vehicle for cross-cultural dialogue and as a structure by which memories and cultural narratives can be circulated across geographical and historical locations. This book aims to account for some of the major critical contexts within which sequelisation operates by exploring sequel production beyond box office figures. Its account ranges from sequels in recent mainstream cinema, art-house and 'indie' sequels, non-Hollywood sequels, the effects of the domestic market on sequelisation, and the impact of the video game industry on Hollywood.

The book:
* Situates the sequel within its industrial, cultural, theoretical and global contexts.
* Offers an essential resource for students and critics interested in film and literary studies, adaptation, critical theory and cultural studies.
* Provides the first study of film sequels in world cinemas and independent film-making.
*Provides the first study of film sequels in world cinemas and independent film-making.

Carolyn Jess-Cooke is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sunderland.

Author(s):
Jess-Cooke, Carolyn
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0748626042
ISBN-13:
9780748626045
Number of pages:
166
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press

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