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Studying City of God by Stephanie Muir
  

Studying City of God

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Studying City of God by Stephanie Muir

A leading example of a resurgent Latin American cinema -- 'la buena onda' -- in the early twenty-first century, City of God was a huge international popular and critical success. A combination of intoxicating, Hollywood-style genre film-making and hard-hitting, social-realist subject matter it was hailed as a masterpiece at Cannes in 2002 and seen by over 3 million people in Brazil, including the Brazilian cabinet. In Studying City of God, Stephanie Muir considers: The historical and industrial context of City of God -- a brief history of Latin American cinema is followed by a more detailed account of film-making in Brazil -- from light-hearted travelogues to Cinema Novo and after -- all in the context of increasing globalisation; Narrative and Genre -- how the film uses the components of narrative in a complex way, ex-perimentally manipulating time while using traditional genre conventions that are highly recognisable to mainstream audiences; Film language -- the formal elements of the film are dissected through a detailed illustrated analysis of the kinetic, scene setting opening sequence; Audience responses -- from establishment critical reaction to fan-based Internet sites and student feedback; Representation and Ideology -- just how 'authentic' can a film such as City of God hope to be? Does its style overwhelm its subject matter?

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This is one of the best study guides that I have seen... you would be foolish indeed to ignore this guide. -- In the Picture


About the Author

Stephanie Muir is course coordinator of Film Studies at Richmond upon Thames College, Twickenham. She is an examiner and moderator for both AS and A2 WJEC Film Studies.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th May 2008

Author

Stephanie Muir

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Publisher

Auteur Publishing

Format

Paperback
96 pages

Categories

Films, cinema

ISBN

9781903663813

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