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A critical companion to Robert Zemeckis

Author: Adam Barkman; Antonio Sanna
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2020] ©2020
Series: Critical companions to contemporary directors.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited collection contains eighteen interdisciplinary chapters and is organized into three sections that center on Zemeckis' directorial and artistic choices, the philosophical issues expressed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1182860317
Named Person: Robert Zemeckis; Robert Zemeckis
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Barkman; Antonio Sanna
ISBN: 1793623465 9781793623461
OCLC Number: 1227423033
Description: 1 online resource (xlii, 267 pages).
Contents: Part I: The Filmmaker1)"You Gotta Get Their Friendship, Their Trust, then Get Their Money": Social Class and Financial Corruption in Used Cars, Eric Sterling2) Till Death Do Us Part: Romancing the Stone, Death Becomes Her, and the Romance Genre, Michael Charlton 3)Used Cars, Flying Cars and Streetcars: The Role of Transportation and Capitalism in the Films of Robert Zemeckis, Siobhan Lyons4)Deconstructing the Femme Fatale: Zemeckis's Ventures into Horror, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns5) The Horror, the Horror: Freud, Horror, and the Uncanny in the Motion Capture Productions of Robert Zemeckis, Paul Johnson6) Allied: The Longstanding Relationship Between Composer Alan Silvestri and Director Robert Zemeckis, Kingsley MarshallPart II: The Philosopher7)Luck, Happiness, and Forrest Gump, David K. Chan8)The Things We Can't See: Kierkegaard's Three Stages and the Crisis of Faith in The Polar Express, Nicole Pramik 9)White Christian Heroes and Others in Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, and Welcome to Marwen, Christian Jimenez10) Romancing the Male Gaze: Erotic Desire and Scopophilia in Romancing the Stone and Death Becomes Her, Sue Matheson 11)Contact with Reality, Flight from Truth: An Exploration of Objective Truth and Morality, Anneke Murely and Adam Barkman 12)Forrest Gump Seen Critically Through Crip Theory, Christopher H. KetchamPart III: The Historian13) How To Do Things with Slow Cinema in Hollywood: Temporal Duration in the Diegetic and Nondiegetic Worlds of Cast Away, David LaRocca14)Time Warps: The Plasticity of History in the Eyes of Robert Zemeckis, Francis Mickus15)Do You Speak French? An Exploration of the Portrayal of France, Its People and Culture in The Walk, Ludovic A. Sourdot16)Real and Fictional Ghost Stories in What Lies Beneath, Antonio Sanna17)Neither Art Nor Love Will Save Us: The Power of Fantasy and the Fantasy of Power in the Wake of Loss of Self and Memory in Welcome to Marwen, Kwasu Tembo 18)"Well, You Coming?" The Polar Express in Popular Culture, Carl H. Sobocinski
Series Title: Critical companions to contemporary directors.
Other Titles: Robert Zemeckis
Responsibility: edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna.

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