Critical approaches to the films of M. Night Shyamalan

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Description "Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan: Spoiler Warnings represents the first serious academic engagement with auteur director M. Night Shyamalan and his work. The essays, including contributions from established film scholars David Sterritt, Murray Pomerance, Emmanuel Bordeau, R. Barton Palmer, Matt Hills, and Katherine Fowkes, explore Shyamalan's Hollywood blockbusters from The Sixth Sense to The Happening in terms of their themes, aesthetics, and marketing, and attend as well to the production of Shyamalan himself as a celebrity director. Taken together, the collection recognizes and explores Shyamalan's "star status" and offers the concerted analysis that Shyamalan as cultural phenomenon requires"--Provided by publisher.
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Subjects Shyamalan, M. Night -- Criticism and interpretation
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Table Of Contents Introduction : telling stories about stories: the films of M. Night Shyamalan / Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Feature one : narrating Shyamalan, narrating culture. The homefront hero in the films of M. Might Shyamalan / Elizabeth Abele
Reaching out to the other side : problematic families in the films of M. Night Shyamalan / Elizabeth Rosen
Melodrama and male crisis in Signs and Unbreakable / R. Barton Palmer
Spellbound in darkness : M. Night Shyamalan and the epistemological twitch / David Sterritt
Four films by M. Night Shyamalan : oh, the irony? / Katherine A. Fowkes
The night book or The mirror and the page / Emmanuel Bordeau
Intermission: Shyamalan's story. Making sense of M. Night Shyamalan : signs of a popular auteur in the "field of horror" / Matt Hills
Reshaping the director as star : investigating M. Night Shyamalan's Image / Kim Owczarski
Feature two : stories by Shyamalan. Sigmund Freud, pedophile priests, and Shyamalan's filmic fairy tale (The sixth sense) / Jane F. Thrailkill
Unbreak my heart : the melodramatic superhero in Unbreakable / Matthew Yockey
The simulation of evil in M. Night Shyamalan's The village / Miriam Jordan and Julian Jason Haladyn
"Something ancient in modern times" : myth-making and meaninglessness in Lady in the water / Nicholas Parker and Nirmal Trivedi
Whatever happened to M. Night Shyamalan : meditation on an "infection" film / Murray Pomerance.
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Critical approaches to the films of M. Night Shyamalan
Authors Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
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Categories Performing Arts
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Description Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan represents the first serious academic engagement with auteur director M. Night Shyamalan and his work. The essays, including contributions from established film scholars David Sterritt, Murray Pomerance, Emmanuel Burdeau, R. Barton Palmer, Matt Hills, and Katherine Fowkes, explore the Hollywood blockbusters from The Sixth Sense to The Happening in terms of their themes, aesthetics, and marketing. Taken together, the collection recognizes and explores Shyamalan’s “star status” and offers the concerted analysis that this cultural phenomenon requires.
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Page Count 264
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Published Date 2010-08-15
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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Subtitle Spoiler Warnings
Title Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan
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