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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher British Film Inst
Publication date April 1, 1999
Pages 246
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780851707181
ISBN-10 0851707181
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $80.00
§As reported by publisher
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Film/Genre radically revises our notions. It is the first book to fully connect the roles played by industry critics and audiences in making and re-making genre. In a critiques of major voices in the history of genre theory from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, Rick Altman reveals the conflicting stakes for which the genre game has been played. Recognizing that the very term "genre" has different meanings for different groups, he bases his new genre theory on the uneasy competitive yet complimentary relationship among genre users and discusses a huge range of films from The Great Train Robbery to Star Wars and from The Jazz Singer to The Player.

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Hardcover
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from British Film Inst (April 1, 1999)
9780851707181 | details & prices | 246 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $80.00
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Paperback
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from British Film Inst (December 22, 1998); titled "Film Genre"
9780851707174 | details & prices | 246 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $36.95

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