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Classical Hollywood Cinema: Point of view and communication

James Zborowski


This book explores the theoretical and critical concept of filmic point of view. Its case studies are six acclaimed and accomplished instances of ‘classical Hollywood cinema’: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Capra, 1936), Only Angels Have Wings (Hawks, 1939), Letter from an Unknown Woman (Ophuls, 1948), Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958), Anatomy of a Murder (Preminger, 1959), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Ford, 1962). The book’s particular contributions to the study of filmic point of view are to use ‘communication’ as an idea which permits new ways of approaching this topic, and to offer detailed exp ... More

Keywords: point of view, communication, film, classical Hollywood cinema, media, distance, novel, criticism, film studies, conversation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083341
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Zborowski, author
University of Hull

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