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Landscape & Cultural Reflexivity in
New Hollywood Cinema, 1969-1974
Stockholm Cinema Studies, No. 6
By Henrik Gustafsson
Stockholm University Press
Distributed By Coronet Books
227 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2"
$69.50 Paper Original
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.
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