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Melodrama and Modernity

Early Sensational Cinema and Its Contexts

Melodrama and Modernity( )
Author: Singer, Ben
Series title:Film and Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-0-231-50507-9
Publication Date:Apr 2001
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $39.99
Book Description:

Looking back to the sensational or "blood and thunder" melodramas (e.g., The Perils of Pauline, The Hazards of Helen, etc.), Singer uncovers a fundamentally modern cultural expression, one reflecting transformations in the sensory environment of the metropolis, in the experience of capitalism, in the popular imagination of gender, and in the exploitation of the thrill in popular amusement.



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