Out of Site

Landscape & Cultural Reflexivity in New Hollywood Cinema 1969-1974

By Henrik Gustafsson
February 2007
Stockholm University
ISBN: 9789185445653
228 pages. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2"
$69.50 paper original

As the subject of extensive research in visual arts and literature, landscape has been explored as a vehicle to assert national or artistic supremecy, and for how it forms and reflects cultural values and identities. Instead, this study examines landscape as a site where nationhood and representation is contested and interrogated, and how it can be advanced to reflect on the construction and mediation of such values and identities.

Considering the New Hollywood cinema in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a period marked by an impulse for retrospection and self-examination, the study offers new interpretations of a number of key films of the era. Applying landscape as a concept for analysis and interpretation, it also launches attention to what has remained a largely uncharted field of investigation in film studies.



Film Studies
Stockholm Cinema Studies No. 6

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