|Author||: Laurence Raw|
|Total Pages||: 269|
|ISBN 10||: 9780786478729|
|ISBN 13||: 0786478721|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
Critics and audiences often judge films, books and other media as "great" --but what does that really mean? This collection of new essays examines the various criteria by which degrees of greatness (or not-so) are constructed--whether by personal, political or social standards--through topics in cinema, literature and adaptation. The contributors recognize how issues of value vary across different cultures, and explore what those differences say about attitudes and beliefs.