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Only Entertainment

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Only Entertainment by Richard Dyer
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The idea of entertainment is a guiding principle for both makers and audiences of films, television programmes, and other media. Yet, while entertainment is often derided or praised, the concept itself is often taken for granted. Only Entertainment explores entertainment as entertainment, asking how and whether an emphasis on the primacy of pleasure sets it apart from other forms of art. In this series of provocative and lucid essays Richard Dyer focuses on the genres most associated with entertainment, from musicals to action movies, disco to porn. He examines the nature of entertainment in movies such as The Sound of Music and Speed , and argues that entertainment is part of a 'common sense' which is always historically and culturally constructed. This new edition of Only Entertainment features a revised introduction and five new chapters on topics from serial killer movies to Elizabeth Taylor. In the final chapter Dyer asks whether entertainment as we know it is on the wane.

Author Biography

Richard Dyer is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick.
Release date NZ
April 25th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd New edition
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
192
Dimensions
156x234x12
ISBN-13
9780415254977
Product ID
2765144

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