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The Life and Death of the Celebrity Author in Maidstone

The Cinema of Norman Mailer : Film is Like Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Seeing Maidstone as a cubist documentary, but also a film that challenges, not only, some of the ideas that first came to fruition Russian filmmaker/theorist Dziga Vertov decades prior; Maidstone can be read as a piece of “asymmetrical...

Song of the Earth: Cinematic Romanticism in Malick's The New World

Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

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...Terrence Malick is a filmmaker who takes time: time to make films, time for us to become immersed in his unique cinematic worlds, time for us to appreciate the critical and aesthetic achievement of his work thus far.Malick's fifth film...

The Tragic Indiscernibility of Days of Heaven

Stuart Kendall

Stuart Kendall teaches Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts, US. He is the author of Georges Bataille and The Ends of Art and Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

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...In Cinema 2: The Time-Image, the second volume of his philosophical excavation of the history of cinema, Gilles Deleuze claims that, in post-World War II cinema, many of the dichotomies that animated, guided, and structured pre-World War II...

Mailer Interrogates Machismo: Self-Reflexive Commentary in Wild 90 and Why Are We in Vietnam?

The Cinema of Norman Mailer : Film is Like Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Exploring the author as a character in himself, Norman Mailer comprehends how he is perceived critically by his readers. Out of his critical perception, Mailer he creates, not endorses, arrogant machismo but offers criticisms...

Voicing Meaning: On Terrence Malick's Characters

Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

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...The worlds of Terrence Malick's films are vibrantly sensual, open-ended experiential frames that challenge viewers to reflect upon the ideas brought to, and inspired by, each viewing. These films perhaps strike us less as aesthetic...

Tough Guys Don’t Dance and The Cinema of Reaganism

The Cinema of Norman Mailer : Film is Like Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...There was the strong critical backlash that Norman Mailer had to endure in the wake of the release of his final feature film Tough Guys Don’t Dance. As the movie featured too much violence, cheesy over-the-top acting, and was a work...

Commando Raids on the Nature of Reality

Gary D. Rhodes

Gary D. Rhodes, PhD, is currently Head of Area for Film Studies at The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is the author of Lugosi (McFarland, 1997) and White Zombie: Anatomy of a Horror Film (McFarland, 2002). Rhodes has also written and directed a number of documentary films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Norman Mailer : Film is Like Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Mailer recounts the making of his Beyond the Law and Maidstone as well as further explores his ideas on the nature of film and existential philosophy.This essay was first published in the Fall 2009 edition of The Mailer Review....

Some Dirt in the Talk

The Cinema of Norman Mailer : Film is Like Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Discussing his disdain for traditional Hollywood, Mailer also explores the nature of the actor and the making of his 1968 feature film, Wild 90, as well as provides an in-depth explanation of his approach to existentialism via a study...

Norman Mailer’s “Windows”

The Cinema of Norman Mailer : Film is Like Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Acclaimed Director of Photography John Bailey A.S.C. recounts what it was like to work with Norman Mailer the filmmaker in Provincetown as well as be steeped in his mysticism and metaphysics. Bailey also defends Tough Guys Don’t Dance...

Paradise Lost: Norman Mailer and American Purgatory

The Cinema of Norman Mailer : Film is Like Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The world of Norman Mailer, whether it’s in his writing or his cinema, is a realm of purgatory as is exemplified in such works as Harlot’s Ghost, The Deer Park, Wild 90, and Tough Guys Don’t Dance. The notion of “American Purgatory” appears...