Handbook of American Film Genres

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HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN FILM GENRES

Edited by WES D. GEHRING

GREENWOOD PRESS New York • Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Notes xii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Action/Adventure Genres 7
  • 2 - The Adventure Film 8
  • Bibliographical Checklist 22
  • Selected Filmography 23
  • 3 - The Western 25
  • Notes 43
  • Bibliographical Checklist 44
  • 4 - The Gangster Film 47
  • Notes 60
  • 5 - Film Noir 65
  • Notes 78
  • Bibliographical Checklist 80
  • Selected Filmography 82
  • 6 - The World War II Combat Film 85
  • Notes 99
  • Bibliographical Checklist 100
  • Selected Filmography 101
  • Comedy Genres 103
  • 7 - Screwball Comedy 105
  • Notes 120
  • Bibliographical Checklist 121
  • Selected Filmography 123
  • 8 - Populist Comedy 125
  • Notes 139
  • Bibliographical Checklist 141
  • Selected Filmography 142
  • 9 - Parody 145
  • Notes 162
  • Bibliographical Checklist 163
  • Selected Filmography 164
  • 10 - Black Humor 167
  • Notes 184
  • Bibliographical Checklist 185
  • Selected Filmography 186
  • 11 - Clown Comedy 189
  • Notes 205
  • Bibliographical Checklist 207
  • Selected Filmography 207
  • The Fantastic 209
  • 12 - Horror Film 211
  • Notes 222
  • Bibliographical Checklist 224
  • Selected Filmography 227
  • 13 - Science Fiction 229
  • Notes 242
  • Bibliographic Checklist 243
  • Selected Filmography 244
  • 14 - Fantasy 249
  • Notes 261
  • Bibliographical Checklist 262
  • Selected Filmography 263
  • Songs and Soaps 267
  • 15 - The Musical 269
  • Notes 281
  • Bibliographical Checklist 282
  • Selected Filmography 283
  • 16 - Melodrama 285
  • Notes 299
  • Bibliographical Checklist 300
  • Selected Filmography 301
  • Nontraditional Genres 303
  • 17 - The Social Problem Film 305
  • Notes 325
  • Bibliographical Checklist 327
  • Selected Filmography 328
  • 18 - Biographical Film 331
  • Notes 346
  • Selected Filmography 349
  • 19 - The Art Film 353
  • Notes 367
  • Bibliographical Checklist 368
  • Selected Filmography 369
  • Index 371
  • About the Editor and Contributors 403
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