Screening nostalgia : populuxe props and technicolor aesthetics in contemporary American film /

In this fascinating in-depth study of the impact of nostalgia on contemporary American cinema, Christine Sprengler unpicks the history of the concept and explores its significance in theory and practice. She offers a lucid analysis of the development of nostalgia in American society and culture, nav...

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Main Author: Sprengler, Christine (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Berghahn Books, 2009.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Setting the stage: the history of nostalgia
  • The fifties: nostalgia's privileged object and the origins of its dominant American strain
  • The nostalgia film in practice and theory
  • Sin city: reading the tails of a populuxe prop
  • Far from heaven: creative agency, social history and the expressive potential of costume
  • The aviator: deliberate archaism, technicolor aesthetics and style as substance
  • Conclusion: The good German and the good of nostalgia.