Spectatorship: The Power of Looking on

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Wallflower Press, 2007 - Performing Arts - 139 pages

This book cuts a lucid path through the debate on spectatorship. It revisits the classics of Hollywood; explores films beyond the mainstream, such as Dogme 95; and shows how cinema makes a spectacle of the everyday while turning the spectacular into something commonplace. It also muses on the consequences of our sharing in or witnessing the private or intimate acts of others and our enjoyment of events that often represent a gross break with legal and social mores.

 

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Contents

gender and the
24
the pleasure of unpleasure
51
response responsibility and
87
notes
124
index
138
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About the author (2007)

Michele Aaron lectures on film in the American and Canadian Studies department at the University of Birmingham. She is the editor of New Queer Cinema: A Critical Reader and has published various articles on spectatorship.

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