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Thelma & Louise (1991)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Screenplay by Callie KhouriPerhaps it’s something in the Hollywood drinking water. In his book, Ridley Scott: Interviews edited by Laurence Knapp and Andrea Kulas (2005), there’s a 1991 interview conducted by Maitland McDonagh for Film...

Introduction

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The term “postmodernism” expresses something quite peculiar about, but also something that is rather particular to the financial stage of capitalism. In a sense, finance helps to obliterate the future. Finance forces us into an experience...

Postmodernism and Blade Runner

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Mapping the historical logic of Blade Runner Blade Runner is a film that, depending upon the manner in which it is addressed, can be claimed by various critical perspectives and theoretical approaches. Perhaps it is this very fact...

Postmodernism and postmodern theory

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Toward a theory of the postmodern My approach to postmodernism involves first providing a historical sketch of its emergence, and especially its relationship to modernism. Since, in my view, postmodernism is on the one hand the product...

Conclusion: Postmodern theory after the end of history

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Postmodernism is a theory of culture that begins first as a reaction to modern narratives of history, including liberal and Enlightenment narratives of progress, and dialectical models of change and transformation, particularly Marxist...

Posthuman 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

...If, in the films explored in the last chapter, subjectivity was an illusion closely manipulated by magicians, film directors, and scientists in order to make their creations seem more life-like, in the films discussed in this chapter...

Alien

Roger Luckhurst

Roger Luckhurst is Professor of Modern Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. His many books include The Trauma Question (2008), The Mummy’s Curse (2012), and ‘Zombies: A Cultural History’ (2015). He is the author of ‘The Shining’ in the BFI Film Classics series (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2014

BFI Film Classics

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...A legendary fusion of science fiction and horror, Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) is one of the most enduring films of modern cinema – its famously visceral scenes acting like a traumatic wound we seem compelled to revisit. Tracing...

Men, Women, and an Alien Baby

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

Book chapter

...Beware the Jabberwock, my son!The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Breaking the Gender Barrier Like other science-fiction films of the 1960s and ’70s, Alien (1979) is preoccupied with the future of a humanity faced with the perceived...

Alien films and Baudrillard’s Phases 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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Cinema of Simulation : Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The As a film series spanning multiple decades, the Alien franchise of science-fiction films provides a unique case study in the development of cinematic representations of reality as they evolved over the course of the late twentieth...

‘I wasn’t expecting that!’: Cognition and Shock in Alien’s (1979) Chestburster Scene

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...The ‘chestburster’ scene from Alien (Scott, 1979) is one of the most iconic scenes in the history of cinematic horror. The crew of the spaceship Nostromo laugh together as they eat at a large circular table. One of them, Kane (John Hurt...