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...Fabers’ Flat. Hall. Day. The door at the far end of the hall opens and Barbara comes out. She closes the door quietly behind her and hurries along the hall and into the drawing room. She is dressed and looks strained and tired, as though...

Jim Jarmusch or Communication in Crisis

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...Of all contemporary filmmakers, no one has addressed themes of otherness as frequently or in as sophisticated a manner as Jim Jarmusch. In Jarmusch’s films we are all strangers in a strange world, a world that is ‘stranger than paradise...

Introduction

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...During the course of the twentieth century, the United States became the dominant world power. Its dominance had political effects but it was essentially by means of economic and cultural factors that it established and maintained its...

Chasing Chinese Shadows

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...The conceptualization of China in Hollywood cinema is as oblique as it is complex. In the first place, when we use the word ‘China’ here it may also mean at times Japan or Korea as well as China itself. Saying this alerts us to the fact...

Of Monsters and Cold Wars

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...If film noir was a phenomenon nurtured by the impact of the Second World War, its heyday was in the three years that followed it. Although noirs would continue to appear until 1959, by 1948, the dark mood of self-examination...

Steven Spielberg and the Sanctification of Difference

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...Steven Spielberg is a curious filmmaker in that the significance of his films seems to be simultaneously easy and difficult to grasp; they seem to be at once one-dimensional and yet multi-faceted. He is one of the few current Hollywood...

The Persistence of King Kong

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...When Cooper and Schoedsack made King Kong in 1933, they created a cinematic myth. It is one that has extended into society with resonances to the present day. Even if you have never actually seen the film, it has almost certainly left...

The Myth of the Zombie

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...The myth of the zombie has taken a strange course in American cinema. One of the great mythical characters of cinema, standing alongside Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster and the Mummy as a perennial figure of fascination, in the course...

The Other and the Wilderness

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...‘America’, both as a place and as an idea, was founded in an encounter with what was ‘other’ to itself. All nations, all peoples, have, of course, shaped themselves in contradistinction to what was perceived as different from themselves...

The Exotic as Spectacle

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...If American Indians or Chinese were part of a living discourse, to the extent that the popular cinema audience knew, or thought they knew, something about them, there emerged from the 1920s an attraction towards what was almost completely...