Melodrama in contemporary film and television / edited by Michael Stewart, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 246 pages ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Stewart, Michael Patrick James
- Introduction: film and tv melodrama: an overview -- Television melodrama. Time, space and seriality in contemporary melodramatic television -- Melodrama and the classic television serial / Richard Butt -- Nature, culture, space: the melodramatic topographies of Lark rise to Candleford / Douglas McNaughton -- "We are like that only": prime time family melodramas on Indian television / Shoma Munshi -- Gender, sexuality and excess in contemporary US television melodrama. On the "Scalpel's edge": gory excess, melodrama and irony in nip/tuck / Alexia Smit -- "Blood, sugar, sex, magik": unearthing gay male anxieties in queer gothic soaps Dante's cove and The lair / Darren Elliott-Smith -- Don't stop believing: textual excess and discourses of satisfaction in the finale of The Sopranos / Marty Zeller-Jacques -- Film melodrama. Memory, cultural trauma and destiny in contemporary film melodrama -- Melodrama as history and nostalgia: reading Hong Kong director Yonfan's Prince of tears / Kenneth Chan -- Vincere: a "strikingly effective" contemporary film melodrama / Anne Gailly -- Vienna to Beijing: Xu Jinglei's Letter from an unknown woman and the symbolic simulation of Europe / Sarah Artt -- Deconstructing melodramatic destiny: Late marriage and Two lovers / Robert Lang -- Rethinking melodrama and realism in contemporary film. Anticipating home: The edge of heaven as melodrama / Michael Stewart -- Framing a hybrid tradition: realism and melodrama in About Elly / Taraneh Dadar.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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