By Rashna Wadia Richards

Cinematic Flashes demanding situations renowned notions of a uniform Hollywood variety by way of disclosing uncanny networks of incongruities, coincidences, and contingencies on the margins of the cinematic body. In an agile demonstration of "cinephiliac" historiography, Rashna Wadia Richards extracts fascinating movie fragments from their probably usual narratives with a view to discover what those unforeseen moments display concerning the studio period. encouraged by means of Walter Benjamin's choice for learning cultural fragments instead of composing grand narratives, this unorthodox background of the movies of the studio procedure unearths how classical Hollywood emerges as a disjointed community of injuries, excesses, and coincidences.

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