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Readership: Film buffs, students and professors of film studies,
specifically American film; readers of periodicals like Film Quarterly, Film Comment, Cineaste, and American Quarterly.
Robert Kolker, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Maryland
Robert Kolker is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Maryland and Adjunct Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous works on film and media, including The Altering Eye; Film, Form, and Culture; and Media Studies: An Introductory Textbook.
Preface to First Edition
Preface to Fourth Edition
Chapter One: Arthur Penn, Oliver Stone, and David Fincher: Body's Montage, History's Mise-en-Scene, Contours of the Horizontal Line
Chapter Two: Stanley Kubrick: Tectonics of the Mechanical Man
Chapter Three: Martin Scorsese: Expressions of the Streets
Chapter Four: Steven Spielberg, War, Superheroes, and the Digital Mise-en-Scene
Chapter Five: Robert Altman: Radical Surfaces and Independent Means