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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

Book chapter

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

2

...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...

Coda: Failure

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

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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...

Art Muse

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

1

... Pitt remains still, standing in the rain for some time as a simple music plays on what sounds like a child’s toy piano. A poem read by its author, Christopher Knowles (whose voice is reminiscent of Garrison Keillor), begins like a nursery...

Brangelina Blend

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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...

Romantic Hero

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Tragic Heroes are so much the highest point in their human landscape that they seem the inevitable conductors of the power about them, the greatest trees more likely to be struck by lightning than a clump of grass. Conductors may of course...

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...

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...