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Disaster and memory : celebrity culture and the crisis of Hollywood cinema

Author: Wheeler W Dixon
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using the media's coverage of the death of Princess Diana as a departing point, Wheeler Dixon presents a sharply critical assessment of the current state of movies--from the cult of celebrity, to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Named Person: Diana, princesse de Galles
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wheeler W Dixon
ISBN: 0231113161 9780231113168 023111317X 9780231113175
OCLC Number: 39291029
Description: xi, 182 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The moving image in crisis: disaster and memory --
Manufacturing identity in the Cold War era: the televisual gaze --
The industry of transcendence: theorizing a community --
Superstructures of the dominant cinema: the alterity of symbolic capital.
Responsibility: Wheeler Winston Dixon.

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"Disaster and Memory" counts among the most vigorous and inspiring studies of cinema that I have read over the last decade. I advise film students at large to read the book without delay.

 
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