American Film Satire in the 1990s Hollywood Subversion

American Film Satire in the 1990s Hollywood Subversion

By: Johan Nilsson (author)eBook


Satire is often defined as a moral and rhetorical art that engages in social critique through wit and ridicule. During its long history it has come in many forms and genres as well as in different types of media (verse, drama, rhetorical performance, prose, cartoons, journalism, film, TV, internet). Here, Nilsson examines American film satire produced during the 1990s and how its style and form cue viewers towards constructing satirical meaning. The study offers an explanation for how a particular selection of films turned material circulating in American culture of the 1990s into satirical experiences for viewers and finds that there are elements of resistance to mainstream culture in the original material: resistance to norms and conventions in politics, to mainstream news channels and Hollywood, and to official American history.

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  • publication date: 26/06/2013
  • ID: 9781137301000
  • book language: en
  • publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • publisher imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

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