Melodrama and modernity : early sensational cinema and its contexts /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Singer, Ben.
Format: Book
Language:English
Imprint: New York : Columbia University Press, [2001]
Series:Film and culture.
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Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST) http://eastlibraries.org/retained-materials
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. Meanings of Modernity
  • 2. Meanings of Melodrama
  • 3. Sensationalism and the World of Urban Modernity
  • 4. Making Sense of the Modernity Thesis
  • 5. Melodrama and the Consequences of Capitalism
  • 6. Ten-Twenty-Thirty Melodrama: Boom and Bust
  • 7. "Child of Commerce! Bastard of Art!": Early Film Melodrama
  • 8. Power and Peril in the Serial-Queen Melodrama
  • 9. Marketing Melodrama: Serials and Intertextuality
  • Conclusion