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The Multi-Protagonist Film

176 pages3 hours


The Multi-Protagonist Film is an insightful and provocative introduction to this important new genre.  Explores the origins and history of one of the most exciting new developments in contemporary film worldwide Guides readers through the genre’s central characteristics and conventions, as well as it's evolution and cultural relevance Provides a theoretical framework that is developed through the analysis several films, including Grand Hotel, Singles,  American Pie, Short Cuts, and Syriana.  Reveals the duality of the genre's contemporary preoccupations:  the impact of globalization on human lives versus the current state of intimate affairs, the crisis of marriage, and the proliferation of sexual choices

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