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Film and stereotype : a challenge for cinema and theory /

Main Author: Schweinitz, Jörg.
Format: Book
Language: English
German
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, 2011
Series: Film and culture.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Stereotype theory: concepts, perspectives, and controversies. The stereotype in psychology and the humanities
  • Some aspects and levels of stereotypization in film
  • The intellectual viewpoint versus the stereotype in mass culture
  • A discourse history: the topic of the "stereotype" throughout film theory
  • Prelude : Walther Rathenau's cultural criticism, Hugo Munsterberg's Euphoric
  • Concept of film as art, and the neglect of the stereotype
  • Bela Balazs's new visual culture, the tradition of linguistic skepticism, and Robert Musil's notion of the "formulaic"
  • The readymade products of the fantasy machine : Rudolf Arnheim, Rene Fulop-Miller, and the discourse on the "standardization" of film
  • The stereotype as intelligible form : Cohen-Seat, Morin, and semiology
  • Irony and transfiguration : the postmodern view of the stereotype
  • Film analysis : critique and transfiguration-three case studies
  • Enjoying the stereotype and intense double-play acting : the performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh in the Hudsucker proxy
  • Epilogue.