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Coda: Failure

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Failure seems like an odd term to associate with Brad Pitt. His box office success, price per film, and charitable endeavors would certainly suggest that he is actually a huge success. While the success of real-world Brad Pitt is generally...

Abyss of Simulation

Randy Laist

Randy Laist is Associate Professor of English at Goodwin College, US. He is the author of Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels and the editor of Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies and Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In both the book and the film adaptation of Fight Club, Tyler Durden sums up Gen-X angst by explaining that “the middle children of history” have been “raised by television to believe that someday we’ll be millionaires and movie stars...

On Crashing

Christopher Schaberg

Christopher Schaberg is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, USA, and author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Heinrich came running down the hall, burst into the room. “Come on, hurry up, plane crash footage.” Then he was out the door, the girls were off the bed, all three of them running along the hall to the TV set.This is a really big honor...

Brangelina Blend

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...A “Brangelina” wedding cake topper depicts Angelina Jolie’s and Brad Pitt’s heads fused onto a single tuxedo-clad body.Mike Leavitt, “Brangelina.jpg,” Intuition Kitchen Productions, 11 February 2013...

Brad Pitt for Mayor

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The campaign New Orleans will elect a new mayor on April 22, 2010, and the Brad Pitt for Mayor Campaign Steering Committee is asking you to vote for Brad Pitt. After extensive polling, focus group discussions and soul searching...

Postscript? Madness

Robert Bennett

Robert Bennett is Associate Professor of English at Montana State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...To Christopher Schaberg who inspired me to commit the unspeakable to print.To Rob Wallace, the music guy: don’t ever let them give you electro-disciplinary shock therapy; on you, it would never hold.And for Brad Pitt: because he may just...

Art Muse

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Emily Dickinson once wrote, “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” And when I feel as if my sternum has been knocked out of my chest cavity, I know I’m looking at a matinee idol. (Why...

Oedipus Cop

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...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...

A Star Is Born

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In 2012, Angelina Jolie released her film, In The Land of Blood and Honey, which deals with the bloody Bosnian wars of the 1990s. In numerous interviews when the film opened, Brad Pitt stood alongside Jolie, smiling and commenting...

Making Montana

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...I had a really good talk, good meeting with Redford, but I think he’s gonna find the guy. The guy who just is that image—that Montana mountain boy, fly-fisherman image.During my first semester as a university instructor in Bozeman, Montana,...