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Projecting paranoia : conspiratorial visions in American film

Author: Ray Pratt
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2001.
Series: Culture America.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For decades American cinema has mirrored and promoted the postmodern anxieties and paranoid perceptions embedded in our society. Tapping into the moviegoing audience's own projected fears, many Hollywood films seem to confirm our belief that there are indeed secret sinister forces at work and that our lives are at risk because of them. Pratt revisits blockbusters and cult favorites alike and shows how their images  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pratt, Ray.
Projecting paranoia.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2001
(OCoLC)606643967
Online version:
Pratt, Ray.
Projecting paranoia.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2001
(OCoLC)606860205
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Pratt
ISBN: 0700611487 9780700611485 0700611509 9780700611508
OCLC Number: 46777389
Description: ix, 323 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Our greatest export is paranoia" : visionary paranoia --
Film politics --
Dark vision of film noir --
Culture of resistance in the films of the 1960s --
"You may think you know what's going on here" : from neo-noir cynicism to conspiratorial paranoia --
Family values? : the view from Ronald Reagan's closet --
"She was bad news" : male paranoia and femme fatales --
Women and sexual paranoia --
Bad cops and noir politics --
From assassination to surveillance society.
Series Title: Culture America.
Responsibility: Ray Pratt.
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The ghostly presence stands in for numerous other "voices" in a range of American films. In this synthesis of film and politics, Ray Pratt aims to show how such movies are deeply rooted in post-war  Read more...

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