Browse by Subject "Cinema"
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(1995)This work is a collection of stories about my encounters with celebrity, fame, and the culture industry. It is intensely autobiographical. Through writing about various critical moments in my life as a writer/producer of ...
Poetic Surrealism in the Films of Bernardo Bertolucci: "The Spider's Strategem", "The Conformist" and "Last Tango in Paris" (1997)The final film chapters examine surrealism in The Spider's Stratagem, The Conformist and Last Tango in Paris as it developed out of a series of formal models that derive from surrealist painting, photography and film. ...
The relative autonomy of reading practices by critical, cultural, and social formations: An ethnographic and textual analysis of re-entry women students' interpretations of "Educating Rita" (1992)This study traces the 'relative autonomy' of discursive practices across a critical, cultural, and social formation by different 'interpretive communities' in response to the 1983 British film, "Educating Rita." Employing ...
(2005)To show this re-constitution of orientalism, I draw on Marxist and post-colonial theory in an inter-disciplinary analysis of several fields. These include Area Studies work on the Mao and 'reform' eras, from the Great Leap ...
(1991)This dissertation aims to locate the power and popularity of contemporary horror films in terms of a response to post-modernity. Present-day horror films only make sense, can only be enjoyed, when read as spectacularly ...
(2007)In this dissertation, I explore how the human body and the train interact as vehicles of modernity, from the forceful criminalization of the train at the end of the 19th century in Emile Zola's La bete humaine to a major ...
(2003)The study proposes that a combination of richly detailed visuals and sound and the central narrative perspective of an intellectual outsider observer, puzzling out social relations, best characterize heritage cinema. The ...
What do moguls want? Flight of the controlled eagle: Republic Pictures from 1935 to 1959 (cultural and economic case history of a creative enterprise). (Volumes I and II) (1991)The best control is that which leaves freedom for innovation and creativity. Like many media companies, Republic was divided into a number of semi-autonomous production units. The resulting "bounded chaos" (Hubler 1989) ...