DescriptionThe 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
1 A Brief History of the Multi-Protagonist Film.
2 Theorizing the Multi-Protagonist Film.
3 An Early Experiment: Grand Hotel.
4 Short Cuts and the Consolidation of a Genre.
5 Adolescent Tapestries: American Pie.
6 Intimacy Multiplies: Singles.
7 Global Thrills: Syriana.