The Multi-Protagonist Film

The Multi-Protagonist Film

Author(s): María del Mar Azcona

Published Online: 19 JUL 2010

Print ISBN: 9781444333930

Online ISBN: 9781444325300

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325300

Series Editor(s): Barry Keith Grant

About this Book

The Multi-Protagonist Film is an insightful and provocative introduction to this important new genre. 

  • Explores the origins and history of one of the most exciting new developments in contemporary film worldwide
  • Guides readers through the genre's central characteristics and conventions, as well as it's evolution and cultural relevance
  • Provides a theoretical framework that is developed through the analysis several films, including Grand Hotel, Singles, American Pie, Short Cuts, and Syriana. 
  • Reveals the duality of the genre's contemporary preoccupations:  the impact of globalization on human lives versus the current state of intimate affairs, the crisis of marriage, and the proliferation of sexual choices

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