Second Takes: Critical Approaches to the Sequel

Jess-Cooke, C. and Verevis, C. (Eds.) (2010) Second Takes: Critical Approaches to the Sequel. Series: The SUNY series, horizons of cinema. SUNY Press: Albany, NY. ISBN 9781438430294

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Sequels, serials, and remakes have been a staple of cinema since the very beginning, and recent years have seen the emergence of dynamic and progressive variations of these multi-film franchises. Taking a broad range of sequels as case studies, from the Godfather movies to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Second Takes confronts the complications posed by film sequels and their aftermaths, proposing new critical approaches to what has become a dominant industrial mode of Hollywood cinema. The contributors explore the sequel’s investments in repetition, difference, continuation, and retroactivity, and particularly those attitudes and approaches toward the sequel that hold it up as a kind of figurehead of Hollywood’s commercial imperatives. An invaluable resource to the film student, critic, and fan, Second Takes offers new ways of looking at the film sequel’s industrial, aesthetic, cultural, political, and theoretical contexts.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jess-Cooke, Dr Carolyn
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:SUNY Press

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