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From Homosocial to Heterosexual: The Musical’s two Projects

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sound of Musicals

British Film Institute, 2010

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... quoted in Rick Altman, ‘Dickens, Griffith, and Film Theory Today’, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 88 no. 2, Spring 1989, p. 344. On what basis I made this claim I have no idea. Instead of contesting the apparent tyranny of endings by careful...

Are genres stable?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

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...Genre can be defined as a structural pattern which embodies a universal life pattern or myth in the materials of language…. Genre is universal, basic to human perceptions of life.Prior to the mid-twentieth century, discussions of genre...

Thunder and Lightning: Gone with the Wind (1939) and the Logic of Synchronisation

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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... a clear image source.Rick Altman, ‘Moving Lips: Cinema as Ventriloquism’, Yale French Studies no. 60, 1980, pp. 67–79. In Hollywood’s synchronisation-rich environment, sounds without a source appear anomalous. Not until the audience can match...

What is generally understood by the notion of film genre?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

Book chapter

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... of the last decade repeats the same litany of film genre theorists, all published in the last quarter-century: Altman, Buscombe, Cawelti, Doane, Elsaesser, Neale, Schatz, Williams, and the very same Will Wright. In short, film genre study has...

What communication model is appropriate for genres?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

Book chapter

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... in the north woods. Dear Rick, This place is truly gorgeous. In fact, I’ve become quite a bird watcher. At first I thought it would be interesting to walk around the woods and look at all the trees, but I couldn’t tell one from the other....

How are genres used?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

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... to Rick’s’, Robert Buckner reported to Wallis his doubts about the future Casablanca in a generic manner. The play’s big moment, he maintained, is ‘sheer hokum melodrama’ (ibid., p. 198). Remembering that the creation of film genres has often...

What can genres teach us about nations?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

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...My first memory of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ embellished, and thereby diminished, is Jimi Hendrix’s famous riff at Woodstock. Did anyone at the time see his performance as anything but protest? True, it was both effective and timely...

What roles do genres play in the viewing process?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

Book chapter

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... films abandon both thrills and suspense when the falsely accused character finally reaches safety. Hollywood genre films are usually described as driven by a cause-and-effect chain of events. I have argued to the contrary (Altman, 1989)...

What’s at stake in the history of literary genre theory?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

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...We discover that the critical theory of genres is stuck precisely where Aristotle left it. The very word ‘genre’ sticks out in an English sentence as the unpronounceable and alien thing it is. Most critical efforts to handle such generic...

Where do genres come from?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

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...The more promising possibility, for the moment at least, is to return to film history and try to produce individual genre studies with real historical integrity. This would mean (1) starting with a genre’s ‘pre-history, its roots in other...