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“The Bitch Is Back”

Ximena C. Gallardo

C. Jason Smith is Assistant Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College-CUNY. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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C. Jason Smith

A native of Chile, Ximena Gallardo-C. graduated with a Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University. She lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alien Woman : The Making of Lt. Ellen Ripley

Continuum, 2004

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...All I would like in my life, what I wish for very much, is to someday have the strength and be free of the resentment and anger that I carry around with me like Linus’ blanket for just long enough to become one of those people who is better...

Marxist Film Theory and Fight Club

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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...The importance of the dialectic for Marxist cultural criticism, and for its philosophy more broadly, means that it isn’t obvious where to begin a Marxist analysis of a film. There are drawbacks and benefits to beginning with economic facts...

Conclusion

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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...Films engage our desires, educate us about this world and possible worlds, and entertain us in between the hours of the working day. Indeed, one of the most powerful aspects of cinematic experience is the way its immersiveness (and, until...

Oedipus Cop

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...At first glance, the relationship between David Mills (Brad Pitt) and William Somerset (Morgan Freeman), the two male protagonists of David Fincher’s bleak neo-noir, Seven (sometimes written as Se7en) (released in 1995), appears to conform...

Textbook Femme Fatale, De-eroticized Neo-noir Heroine or Postfeminist Woman Who Kills? Genre Trouble in Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

Cristelle Maury

Cristelle Maury is Associate Professor at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Who Kill : Gender and Sexuality in Film and Series of the Post-feminist Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Gone Girl, David Fincher’s 2014 noir thriller, gave rise to controversy in the popular press. The plot revolves around Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike), a manipulative woman who meticulously stages her own disappearance in order to punish her...

Solving Things Differently

Simin Nina Littschwager

Simin Nina Littschwager is an independent scholar and film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, where she has previously taught undergraduate courses in film studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Mind-Game Films : Narrative Complexity, Embodiment, and the Senses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mental pathologies and embodied experience in Memento and Fight Club “Facts, not memories—that’s how you investigate.” This is the modus operandi of Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), the main protagonist of Christopher Nolan’s Memento...

The Second Wave: The Conflicts of Citizen Ruth, Hard Eight and Bottle Rocket

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...18 Philip Baker Hall as Sydney in Hard Eight.By 1996, the new Hollywood mavericks were beginning to find their feet. David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino and Bryan Singer were all basking in the glory of their second films, with David O...

Pulp Fact: The Rise of Miramax as Hollywood Embraces Tarantino-mania

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...7 Golden boy: Quentin Tarantino.Let’s get into character.‘Tarantinnitus’, as one wag named it, was a syndrome that spread like a virus in 1994. A persistent ringing in the ears, a low barely audible drone, for anyone paying attention...

Genre I: Crime Does Pay – The Underneath, The Usual Suspects and Se7en

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...16 The Usual Suspects: ‘Five Criminals. One Line Up. No Coincidence.’In the 1990s, noir’s retro edge has paradoxically given it postmodern chic. ‘Noir’ is not only the name of a cycle of historical crime movies, it is also a come...

Family Ties: The Royal Tenenbaums, About Schmidt and Punch-Drunk Love

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...47 Emily Watson and Adam Sandler share a kiss in Punch-Drunk Love.Early December 2001 saw the U.S. release of Wes Anderson’s majestic third film, The Royal Tenenbaums. The following May, at the Cannes Film Festival, both Alexander Payne...