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Considering Alan Ball : essays on sexuality, death, and America in the television and film writings

Author: Thomas Richard Fahy
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2006.
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"This is the first book to explore the impact of Alan Ball's works on contemporary film, television, and western culture. The essays herein examine Ball's writings with emphasis on his best-known work. They offer insight into both the captivating and problematic dimensions of Ball's work, while drawing connections among his diverse writings"--Provided by publisher.
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Considering Alan Ball.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2006
(OCoLC)607826395
Named Person: Alan Ball; Alan Ball; Alan Ball; Alan Ball; Alan Ball
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Richard Fahy
ISBN: 078642592X 9780786425921
OCLC Number: 65197768
Description: vi, 184 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Sexuality, death, and the American dream in the works of Alan Ball : an introduction / Thomas Fahy --
An interview with Alan Ball / Thomas Fahy --
Good mourning America : Alan Ball's American beauty / Ann C. Hall --
The space between us : the psychology of houses in American beauty / Susanna Lee --
A heart caves in : the dangerous aesthetics of American beauty / Susann Cokal --
You have to develop an eye for it : anti-aesthetic art in Alan Ball's vision / Kirstin Ringelberg --
Meet the Chenowiths : the therapeutic drama of Six feet under / Robert F. Gross --
Strangers in blood : the queer intimacies of Six feet under / Lorena Russell --
When we living awaken / Craig N. Owens --
Bridesmaids, bosoms, and booze : visibility and the veiling of conservatism / Johanna Frank --
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride : the American dream in Five women wearing the same dress / Mardia Bishop.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Fahy.
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Academy Award-winning screenwriter of the film "American Beauty" and creator of the HBO series "Six Feet Under", Alan Ball has consistently probed the cultural forces shaping gender, sexuality, and  Read more...

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