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On film

Author: Stephen Mulhall
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Mulhall
ISBN: 9781138796843 1138796840 9781138796850 1138796859
OCLC Number: 915056888
Description: xv, 243 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Kane's son, Cain's daughter: Ridley Scott's Alien --
Making babies: James Cameron's Aliens --
Mourning sickness: David Fincher's Alien 3 --
The monster's mother: Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Alien resurrection --
Part 2. Film as philosophy: the priority of the particular --
Precrime, precognition and the pre-reflective cogito: Steven Spielberg's Minority report --
Part 3. The impersonation of personality: Brian de Palma's Mission: Impossible --
The burden of sex: John Woo's Mission: Impossible II --
An accelerated mutator: J.J. Abram's Mission: Impossible III --
Part 4. The legacy of Jason Bourne: Identity and the sinfulness of origins --
The enterprise, the Botany Bay and the Kobyashi Maru: rebooting Star Trek with Khan's wrath and Red matter --
The disavowal of animation: Brad Bird's Mission Impossible --
Ghost protocol --
Cinematic repetition and how to avoid it: Ridley Scott's Prometheus --
Films discussed in the book.
Responsibility: Stephen Mulhall.

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