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Un-American psycho : Brian De Palma and the political invisible

Author: Chris Dumas
Publisher: Bristol [England] : Intellect, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is moving around two intricately interwoven topics, the history of film studies and the failed scholarly reception (or perhaps just failed reception) of Brian De Palma's films, this book asks troubling, provocative questions not only about what and how De Palma's films mean in the cultural and scholarly imaginary, but about the causal relationship of politics to taste (in this sense it's a much needed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Dumas, Chris.
Un American psycho : Brian De Palma and the Political Invisible.
Bristol : Intellect, ©2012
Named Person: Brian De Palma; Brian De Palma
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Dumas
ISBN: 9781841506944 184150694X
OCLC Number: 808341146
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 240 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title; Half Title; Copyright; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction The Case of the Missing Disciplinary ObjectINCT_; Chapter 1 Shower Scene; Hitchcock and the Murder of Marion Crane; How to Blame De Palma; How to Operate the Hitchcock Machine; Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Žižek (But Were Afraid to Ask De Palma); Chapter 2 Get to Know Your Failure; Death(s) of the Left: An Historical Cartoon; Godard: The Holy Man; Made in U.S.A.; Cinema of Failed Revolt; Chapter 3 The Personal and The Political; Bad Objects. The Liberal GazeThe Political Invisible; Conclusion Norman Bates and His Doubles; Reference List and Bibliography; Index of Film Titles and Selected Proper Names; Back Cover.
Responsibility: Chris Dumas.

Abstract:

This book is moving around two intricately interwoven topics, the history of film studies and the failed scholarly reception (or perhaps just failed reception) of Brian De Palma's films, this book asks troubling, provocative questions not only about what and how De Palma's films mean in the cultural and scholarly imaginary, but about the causal relationship of politics to taste (in this sense it's a much needed updating of Bourdieu's work) and about a certain un-ease at the heart of film studies itself. Further, this book claims to provide an authoritative, onestop guide to the basic facts abo.

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