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Rabid (1977)

Directed by

David Cronenberg

Written by

David Cronenberg

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...Hilly Country Road ‒ Day A large, black, powerful-looking motorcycle waits propped up on its center stand on the gravel shoulder of a deserted country road. The gold lettering on its tank and side covers identifies it as a Norton Commando...

Shivers (1975)

Directed by

David Cronenberg

Written by

David Cronenberg

Screenplay

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...Starliner Towers Apartment Complex ‒ Morning Starliner Towers is seen in LS through the windshield of a moving car. The car approaches the complex and stops near the main doors of the West Tower. Out of the car climb Kresimir and Benda...

Sporting Pleasures: The Body as Aesthetic Surface

Samantha Colling

Samantha Colling is Lecturer in Film and Media at Manchester School of Art and Research Degrees Development Tutor in the Arts and Humanities Graduate School, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction In the previous chapter I pointed out that the Cinderella character-icon’s quest is to gain visibility and celebrity. Celebrity is constructed in these films as the key means to substantiate social identity, a way of acquiring...
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...East African Landscape. Dusk The sun sets in a ball of red flame. Long lens makes the sun huge on the screen. A flat-topped tree hugs the horizon. Title: Crown Colony of Kenya – 1953 Cut To: Huge Field of Maize or Sugar Cane. Dusk We...

The Hitchcock cameo: Fat self-fashioning and cinematic belonging

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...At the height of his popularity, Hitchcock was perhaps as renowned for the cameo appearances he made in his films as he was for the films themselves. While the cameos went largely unremarked by American audiences in the 1940s, by the early...

Hitchcock and the queer lens of fatness

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The previous chapter demonstrated that Hitchcock’s flamboyant anti-child stance, articulated in his public persona and in his representational strategies of children in film, may signify a strong desire to be read as conforming...

Introduction

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...They say that inside every fat man is a thin man trying desperately to get out. Now you know that the thin man is the real Alfred Hitchcock.Alfred Hitchcock, from “After-Dinner Speech” at the Screen Producers Guild Dinner, Los Angeles...

The pleasures and pangs of Hitchcockian consumption

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...People say, “Why don’t you make more costume pictures?” Nobody in a costume picture ever goes to the toilet. That means, it’s not possible to get any detail into it. People say, “Why don’t you make a western?” My answer is, I don’t know how...

Epilogue

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Hitchcock and his works continue to experience life among generation Y and beyond, though it is admittedly disconcerting to walk into an undergraduate lecture hall and see few, if any, lights go on at the mention of his name. Disconcerting...

Part-Objects

Elizabeth Ezra

Elizabeth Ezra is Professor of Cinema and Culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Major publications include: The Colonial Unconscious (2000); Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur (2000); Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2008); European Cinema (2004); and Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader (2006) as well as numerous contributions to scholarly journals including Screen and Yale French Studies. Current work includes projects on screen tests and on the posthuman in children's literature and cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Things : Globalization and the Posthuman Object

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In previous chapters, I have examined discourses that redraw the boundaries between objects and humans. The force of this conceptual remapping is so great that it affects even expressions of resistance against commodification and planned...