Categories and conversations
in Classical Hollywood cinema
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The conclusion defends the methodology adopted by the book – in particular, its abstention from the proposal of a taxonomy of point of view (a very common feature of scholarly work on this topic), and its utilisation instead of close and, it is suggested, ‘conversational’ engagement with specific films. It is argued that such a method should be accepted as one mode of ‘theorising’, and that it is a method that has the virtue of granting a valuable degree of autonomy to the artworks and the readers it encounters.

Classical Hollywood cinema

Point of view and communication


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