Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies

Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies

By: Matthew Tinkcom (editor), Amy Villarejo (editor)Hardback

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Keyframes introduces the study of popular cinema of Hollywood and beyond and responds to the transformative effect of cultural studies on film studies. The contributors rethink contemporary film culture using ideas and concerns from feminism, queer theory, 'race' studies, critiques of nationalism, colonialism and post-colonialism, the cultural economies of fandom, spectator theory, and Marxism. Combining a film studies focus on the film industry, production and technology with a cultural studies analysis of consumption and audiences, Keframes demonstrates the breadth of approaches now available for understanding popular cinema. Subjects addressed include: * Studying Ripley and the 'Alien' films * Pedagogy and Political Correctness in Martial Arts cinema * Judy Garland fandom on the net * Stardom and serial fantasies: Thomas Harris's 'Hannibal' * Tom Hanks and the globalization of stars * Queer Bollywood * Jackie Chan and the Black connection * '12 Monkeys', postmodernism and urban space.

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Matthew Tinkcom is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Georgetown University. Amy Villarejo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance at Cornell University.


Introduction Section 1: Woman as Inter/National Sign 1. '"You've Been in My Life So Long I Can't Remember Anything Else": Into the Labyrinth with Ripley and the Alien' Pamela Church Gibson 2. 'Warrior Marks: Global Womanism's Neo-Colonial Discourse in a Multicultural Context' Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan 3. '"Daddy, Where's the FBI Warning?": Constructing the Video Spectator' Ina Rae Hark 4. 'Romance And/As Tourism: Heritage Whiteness and the (Inter)National Imaginary in the New Woman's Film Diane Negra 5. 'Race as Spectacle, Feminism as Alibi: Representing the Civil Rights Era in the 1990s' Sharon Willis Section 2: New Constellations: Stars 6. 'Judy on the Net: Judy Garland and 'The Gay Thing' Revisited' Steven Cohan 7. 'Jackie Chan and the Black Connection' Gina Marchetti 8. 'Stardom and Serial Fantasies: Thomas Harris's Hannibal' Linda Mizejewski 9. 'Learning From Bruce Lee: Pedagogy and Political Correctness in Marial Arts Cinema' Meaghan Morris 10. 'The Bicultural Text: Cheech Marin's Born in East L.A.' Chon Noriega Section 3: Moving Desires 11. 'The Voice of Pornography: Tracking the Subject Through the Sonic Spaces of Gay-Male Moving Image Pornography' Richard Cante and Angelo Restivo 12. 'Nostalgia of the New Wave: Structure in Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together Rey Chow 13. 'Mario Lanza and the "Fourth World"' Marcia Landy 14. 'Devouring Creation: Cannibalism, Sodomy and the Scene of Analysis in Suddenly Last Summer' Kevin Ohi 15. 'Queer Bollywood, or "I'm the Player, You're the Naive One": Patterns of Sexual Subversion in Recent Indian Popular Cinema' Thomas Waugh 16. 'Cinema Studies Doesn't Matter; Or, I Know What You Did Last Semester' Toby Miller 17. '12 Monkeys, Postmodernism and the Urban: Toward a New Method' Matthew Ruben 18. 'Terminator Technology: Hollywood, History and Technology' Paul Smith 19. 'Compulsory Viewing for Every Citizen: Mr. Smith and the Rhetoric of Reception' Eric Smoodin 20. 'Standardizing Professionalism and Showmanship: The Performance of Motion Picture Projectionists During the Early Sync-Sound Era' Steve Wurtzler 21. 'States of Emergency' Patricia Zimmermann Contributor Notes

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  • publication date: 17/05/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780415202817
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780415202817
  • weight: 975
  • ISBN10: 0415202817

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