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“Crowdsourcing” “The Bad-Ass Slave”: A Critique of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The philosophy of Franz Fanon articulated in his books The Wretched of the Earth (1963), the bible of the Black Revolution, and Black Skin, White Masks (1967) reached its apogee during the turbulent decade of the 1960s. Fanon theorized...

The “D” Is Silent, but Human Rights Are Not: Django Unchained as Human Rights Discourse

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Life, liberty, and the pursuit of vengeanceWe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...

Hark, Hark, the (dis)Enchanted Kantian, or Tarantino’s “Evil” and Its Anti-Cathartic Resonance

Dara Waldron

Dara Waldron is a Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at the Limerick Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland, with a particular focus on Lens-Based media (differing forms of moving image practices). He is the author of Cinema and Evil: Moral Complexities and the “Dangerous” Film (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...“Okay,” he said, “listen to this.” He started to pace between the drawing tables, looking down at his feet, declaiming in a sharp, barking tenor that Joe recognized from the announcers on American radio. “To, uh, to all those who, uh, toil...
...Before shooting the film, I felt great pressure. If the original film is already perfect, then what is the point of remaking it? What motivated us to remake the classic? Later I came to realize that I could remake it, or rather, I could...

Dr. “King” Schultz as Ideologue and Emblem: The German Enlightenment and the Legacy of the 1848 Revolutions in Django Unchained

Robert von Dassanowsky

Robert von Dassanowsky is Professor of German and Film, and Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year (Colorado) at U Colorado, Colorado Springs. Publications include Austrian Cinema: A History; Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (ed); New Austrian Film (ed. w/ Oliver Speck) and Hofmannsthal’s “Der Schwierige” (ed. w/Martin Liebscher). He is also an independent film producer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Austrian actor Christoph Waltz embodied a negative take on Austria’s troubled postimperial identity and relationship with Nazism as the identity shifting SS officer Hans Landa in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009). The director creates...

“No Future for You”: The Sex Pistols and the Politics of Cinematic Reimaginings

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

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...Memory, like the shreds of cultural texts that embody it, moves quickly. Subject to fashion and buffeted by the turbulent winds of consumer taste, specific audiences may absorb disparate concepts of, or approaches toward, a particular text...

“The Cracks Between”: Cinematic and Proto-Cinematic Counter-Memories of the American Civil War

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Reality has fallen into the cracks between life and film.“Don't you see the resemblance between me and Sherman?” asks Ross McElwee, as he retraces General Sherman's 1864-65 march from Atlanta to Savannah and on through the Carolinas in his...

“We'll Always Have Hong Kong”: Uncanny Spaces and Disappearing Memories in the Films of Wong Kar Wai

Christina Lee

Christina Lee is Lecturer in Communication and Cultural Studies at Curtin University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Somehow everything comes with an expiry date. Swordfish expires. Meat sauce expires. Even cling-film expires. Is there anything in the world which doesn't?I have a recurring dream where I am visiting the house of my childhood....

“Zero Percent Chance of Rain”: The Watergate History and All The President's Men

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

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...October 25, 1972. Afternoon. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein shield themselves from the rain as they walk back to the Post offices. As recounted in the two journalists' memoir, All The President's Men...

The American Family (Film) in Retro: Nostalgia As Mode in Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...The word genius was whispered into my ear, the first thing I ever heard, while I was still mewling in my crib. So it never occurred to me that I wasn't until middle age.The Royal Tenenbaums brings together two of the primary cultural forms...