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... Kaplan, 1997). It was easier for Anglo-American critics to accept the French term ‘noir’ for the genre.As research since then has amply shown, the literal absence or stereotyping of black characters is a result of Hollywood’s collusion...
... for the viewer to witness on-screen, and yet the meaning is still bound by a system of signs that E. Anthony Rotundo has identified as “dramatiz[ing] the cultural anxieties that inhabit these projections and establish what becomes a dominant...
...In the typical film noir, the world is presented from the point of view of the male investigator, who often recounts something that happened in the past. The investigator, functioning in a nightmare world where all the clues to meaning...

Adaptation, surplus value, and supplementation in Six Degrees of Separation and Short Cuts

Gordon E. Slethaug

Gordon E. Slethaug is a professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he teaches English Language and Literature and researches contemporary American literature and film, globalization and communications, and international education. He is also honorary professor in Arts at the University of Hong Kong, China, and has recently been visiting professor of English Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation Theory and Criticism : Postmodern Literature and Cinema in the USA

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014



... of Separation. First performed at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at New York’s Lincoln Center in 1990 with Stockard Channing as Ouisa Kittredge, John Cunningham as her husband Flan, and James McDaniel as the intruder Paul “Poitier,” Guare’s...