By Christine Sprengler
"In this interesting in-depth research of the influence of nostalgia on modern American cinema, Christine Sprengler unpicks the heritage of the idea that and explores its value in concept and perform. She bargains a lucid research of the advance of nostalgia in American society and tradition, navigating a course throughout the key debates and aligning herself with fresh makes an attempt to get well its severe strength. This trip opens up the myriad diversifications of nostalgia throughout visible and fabric tradition and their interface with cinema, with the Fifties rising as a privileged second. 4 case reviews (Sin City, Far From Heaven, The Aviator and The solid German) examine the ways that facets of visible layout resembling props, gown and color give a contribution to the nostalgic aesthetic, taking into consideration either severe distance and emotion. Written with verve, type and ambitious realization to aspect, Screening Nostalgia is a useful addition to present scholarship. it's also crucial examining for an individual drawn to the ways that we entry the previous via cinema." · Pam Cook, Professor Emerita in movie, college of Southampton
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Screening Nostalgia: Populuxe Props and Technicolor Aesthetics in Contemporary American Film by Christine Sprengler