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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

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...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...

Introduction

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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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

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2

...What is _Deconstructing Brad Pitt? It is a book about a famous actor, certainly. But it is also a book that exceeds the star, goes beyond him, and speculates about many topics that intersect or brush against the visages we recognize as Brad...

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

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...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...

Anger of Achilles

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In his numerous film roles Brad Pitt has often played “heroic” masculine characters that have, at the very least, had a troubled relationship with conventional notions of the heroic male. He took on the role of a mopey, troubled...

Gay for Brad

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Brad Pitt Theory: The concept that all men, no matter what sexual orientation they practice, are gay for Brad Pitt.I like seeing Brad Pitt hanging out, that’s cool. I like these guys, I like their work. And he’s so attractive....

Coda: Failure

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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

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...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...

Becoming Brad

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Even as he sips a glass of ice water in his suite at the Mayfair Regent Hotel, Brad Pitt smolders … And it’s precisely that slow-burning sensuality, first glimpsed in his steamy appearance as the sexy hitchhiker … that has put him on top...

Brad Pitt for Mayor

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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...

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...