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Closely watched brains

Author: Murray Pomerance; John Sakeris
Publisher: Boston, MA : Pearson Education, ©2001.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Pomerance; John Sakeris
ISBN: 0536623481 9780536623485
OCLC Number: 48057040
Description: vi, 264 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the brains are flying / Barry Keith Grant --
"Can't nobody think of nothing to say": detection and African American consciousness in "Homicide: Life on the Street" / Peter Clandfield --
An obscure kind of conspiracy: ideological strategy in Night of the Living Dead and Them! / Robert Craig --
The public mind and the pictures in our heads: a riff / Stuart Ewen --
"Faces," "Brains," and "Heels": forms of intelligence in professional wrestling / Derek Foster --
"Ole ignorant boy always stunnin'": the hot boys and representing intelligence / Cynthia Fuchs --
Consumer advocacy, knowledge, and cultural capital / Keith Hampson --
Grave imaginings: a critical reception analysis of The Manchurian Candidate / Douglas Hildebrand --
"Such a nice, smart boy": cinematic representations of ethnicity, race, and intelligence in Independence Day / Susan Knabe --
Powerful innocents: the "victimization" of white men in Regarding Henry and Forrest Gump / Martti Lahti --
"South Park": for (im)mature audiences only / Bridget M. Marshall --
Class dismissed: the body politic and academic minds / Mark Crispin Miller --
Who wants us to be millionaires?: the culture of trivial intellect in the contemporary game show / James Missen --
"I forbid you to leave this room!": mind/power in Torn Curtain / Murray Pomerance --
Romance in tinseltown: contemporary capitalist heterosexuality on the silver screen / Cordula Quint --
The strange case of the missing Chinese embassy / Linda Robertson --
Thinking through Jim Carrey / Vivian Sobchack --
Impatient with stupidity: alien imperialism in The Day the Earth Stood Still / Gael Sweeney --
"What's a smart boy like you doing in a class like this?" Intelligence and class in Good Will Hunting / Thomas E. Wartenberg --
Afterword / John Sakeris.
Responsibility: edited by Murray Pomerance and John Sakeris.

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