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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...

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...

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 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....

Of Handshakes and Dragons: Django’s German Cousins

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... may unfold so quickly that it appears insufficiently motivated or ambiguous within the larger logic of events. This happens especially in two cases: Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) and Django’s (Jamie Foxx) conversation at a campfire...

Chained to It: The Recurrence of the Frontier Hero in the Films of Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... The frontier myth often does this. Richard Slatta suggests of the frontier myth, “Even as new scholarship defuses old myths, new ones spring hydra-like from novelists, painters, politicians, film-makers, game-makers, and other creative...

Hark, Hark, the (dis)Enchanted Kantian, or Tarantino’s “Evil” and Its Anti-Cathartic Resonance

Dara Waldron

Dara Waldron is a Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at the Limerick Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland, with a particular focus on Lens-Based media (differing forms of moving image practices). He is the author of Cinema and Evil: Moral Complexities and the “Dangerous” Film (2013). 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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... freed by bounty hunter and erstwhile dentist Dr. “King” Schultz (Christoph Waltz) to help hunt down criminal outlaws, before helping Django to find and free his wife. Django is unchained—the film set during the antebellum period—and only when...

Django Blues: Whiteness and Hollywood’s Continued Failures

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... Django is a story of white redemption. Ishmael Reed, who argues that Django is a film that is ultimately a story about Dr. “King” Schultz (Christoph Waltz) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Calvin Candie), concludes, The real stars of “Django...

Dr. “King” Schultz as Ideologue and Emblem: The German Enlightenment and the Legacy of the 1848 Revolutions in Django Unchained

Robert von Dassanowsky

Robert von Dassanowsky is Professor of German and Film, and Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year (Colorado) at U Colorado, Colorado Springs. Publications include Austrian Cinema: A History; Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (ed); New Austrian Film (ed. w/ Oliver Speck) and Hofmannsthal’s “Der Schwierige” (ed. w/Martin Liebscher). He is also an independent film producer. 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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... American history suggests a whimsical genealogical link with the future Dr. [Martin Luther] King, just as Django’s bride, the slave who has taken on her German mistress’ surname as “von S[c]haft,” also suggests she is a possible ancestor...

“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...