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Keywords: melodrama
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Journal Articles
Film Quarterly (2008) 62 (1): 46–57.
Published: 01 September 2008
...James S. Williams This essay assesses Antonioni's oeuvre in its totality, focusing in particular on its constant negotiation of two extremes: documentary and melodrama. The essay argues that Antonioni's is a visionary project which, by achieving a genuine encounter between art and technology...
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Film Quarterly (2007) 60 (3): 22–27.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Jim Kitses ABSTRACT In Brokeback Mountain , the grand Western tradition's he- roes are deconstructed, and the monumental landscape with its coded promise of freedom and opportunity reduced to the scale of a postcard. Brokeback Mountain transforms into melodrama, albeit with a restrained style...
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Film Quarterly (2007) 60 (3): 38–42.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ara Osterweil ABSTRACT By situating the film's tragic representation of homo- sexuality within the tradition of melodrama, this article questions whether Brokeback Mountain truly challenges mainstream taboos. Like Midnight Cowboy , Brokeback Mountain casts its radical subject matter within...