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The Film Theory of Fredric Jameson

Clint Burnham

Clint Burnham teaches theory and popular culture at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His books include The Jamesonian Unconscious: The Aesthetics of Marxist Theory (1995), The Only Poetry that Matters: Reading the Kootenay School of Writing (2011), and the collections Digital Natives (2011, co-ed. with Lorna Brown) and From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom (2012, co-ed. with Paul Budra). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fredric Jameson and The Wolf of Wall Street

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...When Fredric Jameson begins Signatures of the Visible, his 1990 collection of film criticism, with the astonishing declaration that the “visual is essentially pornographic,” he might as well be talking about The Wolf of Wall Street. Arguing...

Introduction

Clint Burnham

Clint Burnham teaches theory and popular culture at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His books include The Jamesonian Unconscious: The Aesthetics of Marxist Theory (1995), The Only Poetry that Matters: Reading the Kootenay School of Writing (2011), and the collections Digital Natives (2011, co-ed. with Lorna Brown) and From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom (2012, co-ed. with Paul Budra). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fredric Jameson and The Wolf of Wall Street

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Scorsese/Jameson Relying on Fredric Jameson’s brand of Marxist theory to criticize Martin Scorsese’s film about Wall Street would seem to be a gimme: what could be more obviously a capitalist film than one about capitalism? The answer...

Conclusion

Clint Burnham

Clint Burnham teaches theory and popular culture at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His books include The Jamesonian Unconscious: The Aesthetics of Marxist Theory (1995), The Only Poetry that Matters: Reading the Kootenay School of Writing (2011), and the collections Digital Natives (2011, co-ed. with Lorna Brown) and From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom (2012, co-ed. with Paul Budra). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fredric Jameson and The Wolf of Wall Street

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Trailer for Yeezus There is an Agatha Christie novel in which Poirot and Hastings attend a play, a play that is itself about a detective. Poirot later criticizes the play for its lack of veracity to his profession, to which Hastings retorts...

How to Watch The Wolf of Wall Street

Clint Burnham

Clint Burnham teaches theory and popular culture at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His books include The Jamesonian Unconscious: The Aesthetics of Marxist Theory (1995), The Only Poetry that Matters: Reading the Kootenay School of Writing (2011), and the collections Digital Natives (2011, co-ed. with Lorna Brown) and From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom (2012, co-ed. with Paul Budra). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fredric Jameson and The Wolf of Wall Street

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Introduction The Wolf of Wall Street’s ambivalent take on Wall Street is of a piece with Scorsese’s oeuvre (situated by way of comparison with Mean Streets, The King of Comedy [1982], and Goodfellas), but also helps us to think about...

Performing Stardom: Actor/Star

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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George Clooney

British Film Institute, 2019

Book chapter

...Like all film actors, Clooney’s professional function on-screen is to represent characters using his body and voice, and yet Clooney is not like other actors, for he belongs to that small elite who are actor-stars. Clooney’s acting portrays...