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The End of cinema as we know it : American film in the nineties

Author: Jon Lewis
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 34 brief essays in this collection address a variety of topics, from film censorship and preservation to the changing structure and status of independent cinemas, and the continued importance of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Lewis
ISBN: 0814751601 9780814751602 081475161X 9780814751619
OCLC Number: 47176941
Description: x, 385 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The blockbuster: everything connects, but not everything goes / Thomas Elsaesser --
Those who disagree can kiss Jack Valenti's ass / Jon Lewis --
The Hollywood history business / Jan-Christopher Horak --
The man who wanted to go back / Murray Pomerance --
"American" cinema in the 1990s and beyond: whose country's filmmaking is it anyway? / Charlie Keil --
Marketing marginalized cultures: The wedding banquet, cultural identities, and independent cinema of the 1990s / Justin Wyatt --
Hollywood redux: All about my mother and Gladiator / Hilary Radner --
The zen of masculinity: rituals of heroism in The matrix / Pat Mellencamp --
Ikea boy fights back: Fight club, consumerism, and the political limits of nineties cinema / Henry A. Giroux & Imre Szeman --
The Blair witch project, Macbeth, and the indeterminate end / Eric S. Mallin --
Empire of the gun: Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan and American chauvinism / Frank P. Tomasulo --
Saving Private Ryan too late / Krin Gabbard --
The confusions of Warren Beatty / Dana Polan --
Movie star presidents / Thomas Doherty --
The fantasy image: fixed and moving / Maureen Turim --
Men with guns: the story John Sayles can't tell / Ralph E. Rodriguez --
The end of Chicano cinema / Chon A. Noriega --
Being Keanu / R.L. Rutsky --
Woody Allen, "the artist", and "the little girl" / David R. Shumway --
Affliction: when paranoid male narratives fail / Marita Sturken --
The phallus unfetished: the end of masculinity as we know it in late-1990s "feminist" cinema / Alexandra Juhasz --
Bods and monsters: the return of the Bride of Frankenstein / Elizabeth Young --
Having their cake and eating it too: fat acceptance films and the production of meaning / Jerry Mosher --
A rant / James Schamus --
The case of Harmony Korine / Robert Sklar --
Where Hollywood fears to tread: autobiography and the limits of commercial cinema / Kathleen McHugh --
Smoke 'til you're blue in the face / Murray Smith --
Pamela Anderson on the slippery slope / Chuck Kleinhans --
King Rodney: the Rodney King video and textual analysis / Hamid Naficy --
Live video / Laura U. Marks --
End of story: the collapse of myth in postmodern narrative film / Christopher Sharrett --
Waiting for the end of the world: Christian apocalyptic media at the turn of the millennium / Heather Hendershot --
The four last things: history, technology, Hollywood, apocalypse / Paul Arthur --
Twenty-five reasons why it's all over / Wheeler Winston Dixon.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Lewis.
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