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Auteur(s) : Rhodes, John David (1969-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Spectacle of property [Texte imprimé] : the house in American film / John David Rhodes

Publication : Minneapolis, [Minnesota] : University of Minnesota press, copyright 2017

Description matérielle : xii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references and index
Much of our time at the movies is spent in other peoples homes. Cinema is, after all, often about everyday life. Spectacle of Property is the first book to address the question of the ubiquitous conjuncture of the moving image and its domestic architecture. Arguing that in cinema we pay to occupy spaces we cannot occupy, John David Rhodes explores how the house in cinema both structures and criticizes fantasies of property and ownership. Rhodes tells the story of the ambivalent but powerful pleasure we take in looking at private property onscreen, analyzing the security and ease the house promises along with the horrible anxieties it produces. He begins by laying out a theory of film spectatorship that proposes the concept of the spectator-tenant, with reference to films such as Gone with the Wind and The Magnificent Ambersons. The book continues with three chapters that are each occupied with a different architectural style and the films that make use of it: the bungalow, the modernist house, and the shingle style house. Rhodes considers a variety of canonical films rarely analyzed side by side, such as Psycho in relation to Grey Gardens and Meet Me in St. Louis. Among the other films discussed are Meshes of the Afternoon, Mildred Pierce, A Star Is Born, Killer of Sheep, and A Single Man. Bringing together film history, film theory, and architectural history as no book has to date, Spectacle of Property marks a new milestone in examining cinemas relationship to realism while leaving us vastly more informed about, if less at home inside, the houses we occupy at the movies

Sujet(s) : Habitations -- Au cinéma  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Cinéma -- États-Unis -- Histoire et critique  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Cinéma -- Thèmes, motifs  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Indice(s) Dewey : 791.436 564 (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Numéros : ISBN 9781517903701. - ISBN 151790370X. - ISBN 9781517903695. - ISBN 1517903696

Notice n° :  FRBNF45476230 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

Table des matières : Introduction : the house as medium ; Cinema's short-term tenancy : a materialist theory of film spectatorship ; Wrong life: bungalow aesthetics in and against Hollywood ; All too easy : the modernist house and effortless appropriation ; Between the past and the present : nostalgia and the cinema of stick and shingle style architecture ; Coda. From porch to attic : condemned to property in New Orleans.

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