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Cinema entertainment : essays on audiences, films and film-makers /

by Lovell, Alan,
Authors: Sergi, Gianluca.%joint author Published by : Open University Press, (Maidenhead, England ; | New York :) Physical details: 140 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN: 0335222528 Subject(s): Motion pictures %Social aspects. | Motion pictures %United States %History. Year: 2009
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Book Book AUM Main Library 302.2343 L899 (Browse Shelf) Available JBC/2011/10698

Includes bibliographical references (p. [131]-133) and index.

What audiences go for : elite and mass taste -- Sensual pleasure, audiences, and The dark knight -- Alfred Hitchcock : the entertainer becomes an artist -- Stephen Spielberg, Indiana Jones, and the Holocaust -- The perspective of entertainers? Interviews with Randy Thom and Walter Murch -- The entertainment discourse.

Entertainment is a defining feature of contemporary culture, yet it is often accused of being superficial and even harmful. The authors challenge this negative view and argue for a reconsideration of the value of entertainment and the effect it has on the world in which we live.

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