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The Resource The search for meaning in film and television : disenchantment at the turn of the millennium, Marcus Maloney, La Trobe University, Australia

The search for meaning in film and television : disenchantment at the turn of the millennium, Marcus Maloney, La Trobe University, Australia

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The search for meaning in film and television : disenchantment at the turn of the millennium
Title
The search for meaning in film and television
Title remainder
disenchantment at the turn of the millennium
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Maloney, La Trobe University, Australia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This fascinating study explores the difficulties faced by modern Westerners in their search for a meaningful life. It sheds light on this enduring cultural dilemma through a close reading of four popular film and television narratives: Pixar's animated feature film, Toy Story; Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight; the television romantic comedy, Sex and the City; and, finally, the mobster drama, The Sopranos. The readings are guided by a number of inter-related questions. First, in what ways do these popular stories speak to the modern West's meaning dilemma? What do they have to say about contemporary culture, and its capacity to illuminate the fundamental human? What are the core problems faced by the central characters and how are they resolved? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, do the four stories that come into focus suggest hope or despair in the modern West's search for meaning?"--
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Maloney, Marcus
Dewey number
791.43/684
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.M2565 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Television
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • Motion pictures
  • Television
Label
The search for meaning in film and television : disenchantment at the turn of the millennium, Marcus Maloney, La Trobe University, Australia
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
902659403
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781137499288
Lccn
2015003456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)902659403
Label
The search for meaning in film and television : disenchantment at the turn of the millennium, Marcus Maloney, La Trobe University, Australia
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
902659403
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781137499288
Lccn
2015003456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)902659403

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