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Introduction: A Southern State of Exception

Oliver C. Speck

Oliver C. Speck is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. His scholarly writing focuses on the representation of memory and history in French, German and other European cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... As many scholars—also in this book—have pointed out, so-called “Mandingo fights” The term “Mandingo fighting” refers to the 1975 film Mandingo by Richard Fleischer, where slave owners organize bare knuckle fights. to the death probably did...

Disney

Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media : A Critical Overview

Continuum, 2009

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... with sound effects, which at the time had to be recorded simultaneously as multitracking didn’t yet exist! In September of 1928 Disney went to New York to get the score professionally recorded. As Richard Schickel notes, one of the harder...

Is Tarantino serious? The twofold image of the Auteur and the state of exception

Oliver C. Speck

Oliver C. Speck is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. His scholarly writing focuses on the representation of memory and history in French, German and other European cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

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... character, King Kong, but also by pointing out that the film is an allegory of “the plight of the Negro in America.” Not surprisingly, the observant officer immediately picks up on the strange accent and the wrong hand gesture of his British...

“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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... hordes of Aliens attacking cute little girls. Alien3 is, in effect, the very opposite of Aliens. Unfortunately, according to most reviewers, it was not very good either: Time gave it a grade of C for its “glum, distancing story” and its “lack...

Is Neo White? Reading Race, Watching the Trilogy

Jacking In to the Matrix Franchise : Cultural Reception and Interpretation

Continuum, 2004

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... in the Film and Television Series. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1996. Richard Corliss. “Unlocking the Matrix.” Time Magazine 12 May 2003: 64–74. Guerrero, Ed. Framing Blackness: The African American Image in Film. Culture and the Moving Image....