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Film Mavericks in Action

New Hollywood, New Rhetoric, and Kenneth Burke

Alan Taylor

The book’s ambition is to uniquely yoke familiar histories of New Hollywood with aspects of critical theory that, since the 1950s, have embraced advances in the New Rhetoric as pioneered by literary theorist, philosopher, social analyst and educator Kenneth Burke (1897–1993). The study tracks the career arcs of Hollywood film directors Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, Michael Cimino and Francis Ford Coppola whose productions are regarded as Burkean perspectives by incongruity. This analysis is contextualized within an overview that, from the 1920s to the present, considers Hollywood as a "languaged industry" that is grounded in Burkean principles of Order, identification, hierarchy, courtship and ambiguities of substance. The project is designed to serve the interests of colleagues and students in Rhetorical Theory, Film Education, Creative Writing, American Studies, Production Studies, and Film and Media Studies.

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Case Study Films and Main Credits

At Long Last Love (1975)

Director and Writer: Peter Bogdanovich. DOP: László Kovács. Original Music: Cole Porter. Editor: Douglas Robertson. Production Design: Gene Allen. Film Editing. Art Direction: John J. Lloyd. Art Department: Jerry Graham. Costume Design: Bobbie Mannix. Editorial Department Bill Lindemann. Sound Department: Noel Bartlett. Makeup Department: Ken Chase. Set Decoration: Jerry Wunderlich. Special Effects: Charles Spurgeon. Producers: Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall. Studio: Paramount

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