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Introduction

Anna Kornbluh

Anna Kornbluh is Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago, US. She is the author of Realizing Capital (2013), and her articles on Marxist aesthetics have appeared in Mediations, Novel, the LARB, Understanding Film: Marxist Perspectives, Lacan & Contemporary Cinema, and the Bloomsbury Companion to Marx. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marxist Film Theory and Fight Club

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Marxism is . . . fill in the blank from where you sit. Because a sentence like that can only be finished from a particular point of view. College students in the United States in 2018 would have one answer, Labour Party officials in Britain...

The Home Movie and Space of Communication

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The aim of this chapter is to show how the notion of “space of communication” can assist an understanding of the functioning and the evolution of the home movie as well as what happens, from a communicational point of view, when the home...

The 1 Percent: A Top-Down Conclusion—Fifty Films about Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...If you understand what economics commentator and novelist John Lanchester concluded in his essay, “Cityphobia” (2015), you probably don’t need to read this chapter: “If you own someone’s else debt, it counts as an asset.” On the other hand,...

Case Histories: Alienated Labor in William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition and Zero History

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...William Gibson’s 2003 Pattern Recognition presents a gender shift from Neuromancer’s male protagonist “Case” to the female “Cayce,” a critical reworking of the figure of the global nomad, which John Marx recognizes as part...

Internal Migration in China

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...China’s rapid industrialization and virtually forced internal migration of rural workers into new factory compounds and crowded cities, with estimates as high as 340 million people creating an “internal” or rural to urban migration in just...

Marxist Film Theory

Anna Kornbluh

Anna Kornbluh is Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago, US. She is the author of Realizing Capital (2013), and her articles on Marxist aesthetics have appeared in Mediations, Novel, the LARB, Understanding Film: Marxist Perspectives, Lacan & Contemporary Cinema, and the Bloomsbury Companion to Marx. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marxist Film Theory and Fight Club

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In this chapter, I offer an overview of a few key concepts in Marxist theory that prove particularly foundational for the project of film theory, along with a summary of some of the ways those foundations have been built upon. The key...

The Servant (2000)

Directed by

Joseph Losey

Written by

Harold Pinter

Screenplay

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...Knightsbridge Square. October. Day. A quiet square off Knightsbridge. Winter sun. Bare trees. Numerous parked cars. At the far side of the square Barrett appears. From high, see him approach. He stops at the kerb. Cars pass. He crosses...

Miró Films and Middlebrow Cinema in the 1980s

Sally Faulkner

Sally Faulkner is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. She is the author of Literary Adaptations in Spanish Cinema (2004) and A Cinema of Contradiction: Spanish Film of the 1960s (2006) and was awarded a Fellowship from the British Arts and Humanities Research Council for 2011. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Spanish Film : Cinema and Society 1910–2010

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Accounts of 1980s Spain may emphasize continuity or change, depending on the point being made. The rhetoric of change voiced by the champions of Spain’s new democracy is difficult to resist. Franco was dead, the dictatorship over, the PSOE...

Introduction

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The precariat is now a vast global workforce whose transitory and tenuous relationship with their employers makes most of them liable for termination or furlough at any time. But they still continue to work, for these are likely the only...

Middlebrow Cinema of the 1990s

Sally Faulkner

Sally Faulkner is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. She is the author of Literary Adaptations in Spanish Cinema (2004) and A Cinema of Contradiction: Spanish Film of the 1960s (2006) and was awarded a Fellowship from the British Arts and Humanities Research Council for 2011. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Spanish Film : Cinema and Society 1910–2010

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In the 1990s, democratic Spain, member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (from 1982) and the European Community (from 1986), saw the PSOE (Partido Socialist Obrero Español), in power since 1982, lose the elections in 1996 to José María...