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Lights, Camera, Execution! - (Politics, Literature, & Film) (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 196

Genre: Political Science

Sub-Genre: History & Theory

Series Title: Politics, Literature, & Film

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Lexington Books

Author: Helen J Knowles & Bruce E Altschuler & Jaclyn Schildkraut

Language: English

TCIN: 78663110
UPC: 9781498579667
Item Number (DPCI): 247-11-7113


Lights, Camera, Execution!: Cinematic Portrayals of Capital Punishment fills a prominent void in the existing film studies and death penalty literature. Each chapter focuses on a particular cinematic portrayal of the death penalty in the United States. Some of the analyzed films are well-known Hollywood blockbusters, such as Dead Man Walking (1995); others are more obscure, such as the made-for-television movie Murder in Coweta County (1983). By contrasting different portrayals where appropriate and identifying themes common to many of the studied films - such as the concept of dignity and the role of race (and racial discrimination) - the volume strengthens the reader's ability to engage in comparative analysis of topics, stories, and cinematic techniques.Written by three professors with extensive experience teaching, and writing about the death penalty, film studies, and criminal justice, Lights, Camera, Execution! is deliberately designed for both classroom use and general readership.
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