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Texture in Film

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Lucy Fife Donaldson
    Pages 1-13
  3. Lucy Fife Donaldson
    Pages 14-48
  4. Lucy Fife Donaldson
    Pages 49-80
  5. Lucy Fife Donaldson
    Pages 81-111
  6. Lucy Fife Donaldson
    Pages 112-141
  7. Lucy Fife Donaldson
    Pages 142-163
  8. Lucy Fife Donaldson
    Pages 164-168
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 169-194

About this book


Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives of art, literature and music, Donaldson develops a stimulating understanding of a concept that has received little detailed attention in relation to film. Based in close analysis, Texture in Film brings discussion of style and affect together in a selection of case studies drawn from American cinema.


texture film style film criticism film affect embodied film theory aesthetics interdisciplinary American cinema Hollywood Sam Peckinpah Alfred Hitchcock genre Western production design sound design film worlds film narrative film sound cinema film Sound

About the authors

Lucy Fife Donaldson has taught film at the universities of Reading, St Andrews and Bristol, UK. Her research focuses on the materiality of film style and the body in popular film and television and she is a member of the Editorial Board of Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism.

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