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Conclusion

Gautam Basu Thakur

Gautam Basu Thakur is Assistant Professor of English at Boise State University, USA. His teaching and research interests include postcolonial literature and theory, transnational/world literature, critical theory with a particular focus on Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature of the Empire. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postcolonial Theory and Avatar

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The conclusion undertakes a cross-cultural analysis and comparative study of subject-production in Mahasweta Devi’s Bengali short story “Strange Children,” Michael Haneke's French film Caché, and James Cameron’s Avatar. Each...

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Directed by

Joel Coen

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Ethan Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

and

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

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...House at Night We are looking – through the rain-pelted windshield of a parked car – at a small, Spanish-style bungalow. The rattle of driving rain does not quite cover the sound from inside the house of drunken female laughter....
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...At the Bar Pappi Corsicatto, the Greenwich Village-Italian owner of the club, nods Llewyn over. He is broadly smiling. Pappi Boy, you were some mess last night. Llewyn Yeah, sorry, Pappi. I’m an asshole. Pappi Oh I don’t give a shit. It’s...

The Subject Under Examination

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in film history, film theory, and cultural studies in the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Insects : David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Shadow Texts The three films of this chapter, The Brood, Scanners and Naked Lunch, all elaborate on the detailed analysis of disciplining discourses that we saw emerging from the films discussed in Chapter 4. Here, though, the focus...

The Filmmaker as Heretic

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in film history, film theory, and cultural studies in the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Insects : David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Introduction: The Politics of Insects Midway through David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of The Fly, as Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) begins to fully comprehend the accident that will eventually lead to his death, he makes the following...

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Directed by

Joel Coen

and

Ethan Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

and

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

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...Ralph’s It is late; the supermarket is all but deserted. We are tracking in on a fortyish man in Bermuda shorts and sunglasses at the dairy case. He is the Dude. His rumpled look and relaxed manner suggest a man in whom casualness runs...

Postcolonial Theory and Lacan, Jacquesand postcolonialismAvatar, Or, Postcolonial Criticism in a Multicultural World

Gautam Basu Thakur

Gautam Basu Thakur is Assistant Professor of English at Boise State University, USA. His teaching and research interests include postcolonial literature and theory, transnational/world literature, critical theory with a particular focus on Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature of the Empire. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postcolonial Theory and Avatar

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter investigates four colonial narrative tropes employed in Avatar to constitute the white, male Western subject as rational, entrepreneurial, and political in contrast to the indigene other Na’vi. However, unlike colonial...

The Mind Erupts

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in film history, film theory, and cultural studies in the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Insects : David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Frames and Framing In the introduction to The Fright of Real Tears (2001), Žižek recounts an occasion when, as part of a conference, he was caught out by an unexpected question regarding a painting he had only seen once before. In response...

The Body Explodes

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in film history, film theory, and cultural studies in the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Insects : David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Cartesian Difficulties As discussed in the previous chapter, Cronenberg utilizes the body onscreen as a means of revealing previously effaced disciplinary structures that govern not just the body but, through what Sontag identifies...

Functions of Failure

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in film history, film theory, and cultural studies in the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Insects : David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Escaping the Genre Bind The three films of this chapter – M. Butterfly (1993), Dead Ringers (1988) and Crash (1996) – mark a significant development in the way Cronenberg's work continues his ‘project’. This, as we have seen, consists...