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World Cinema Through Global Genres

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Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii How to Use This Book xv Introduction 1 UNIT I THE WARRIOR HERO 43 Chapter 1: The Warrior Hero 45 Deep Focus on Chinese Cinemas 79 Close-up: The Magnificent Seven 100 Close-up: Seven Samurai 106 Close-up: Sholay 113 Close-up: Way of the Dragon 118 UNIT II THE WEDDING FILM 125 Chapter 2: The Wedding Film 127 Deep Focus on Indian Cinemas 159 Close-up: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 181 Close-up: Monsoon Wedding 187 Close-up: The Wedding Banquet 192 Close-up: Wedding in Galilee 197 UNIT III THE HORROR FILM 203 Chapter 3: The Horror Film 205 Deep Focus on Japanese Cinemas 254 Close-up: Halloween 270 Close-up: Suspiria 276 Close-up: The Devil s Backbone 282 Close-up: Ring 287 UNIT IV THE ROAD MOVIE 293 Chapter 4: The Road Movie 295 Deep Focus on Latin American Cinemas 335 Close-up: Thelma & Louise 368 Close-up: La Strada 374 Close-up: Breathless 379 Close-up: The Motorcycle Diaries 386 Glossary 392 Index 406

About the Author

William Costanzo is a SUNY Distinguished TeachingProfessor of English and Film at Westchester Community College inValhalla, New York, where he teaches courses in writing,literature, and film studies. Dr. Costanzo has previously publishedfive books on film, writing, and computers, including Readingthe Movies (1992), Great Films and How to Teach Them(2004) and The Writer s Eye (2008). He currentlyserves on the Society for Cinema and Media Studies TeachingCommittee.

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