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Letters and Literacy in Hollywood Film


Part of the Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television book series (CRFT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Edward Gallafent
    Pages 1-19
  3. Edward Gallafent
    Pages 61-88
  4. Edward Gallafent
    Pages 89-113
  5. Edward Gallafent
    Pages 114-127
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 128-142

About this book


We are so used to images of words that it is easy to ignore the different ways in which they work in films. This book explores both the letters that come in the post and the many other kinds that are offered to us on screen.


America bibliography film freedom Hollywood knowledge liberty literacy writing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

About the authors

Edward Gallafent teaches Film Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. He is the author of Clint Eastwood: Actor and Director (1994), Astaire and Rogers (2000) and Quentin Tarantino (2006). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the online publication Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism.

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