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“A Kind of Bacall Quality”: Jamie Lee Curtis, Stardom, and Gentrifying Non-Hollywood Horror

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... [Curtis] being intimidated by anyone—even a knife-wielding maniac” (Martin, 1981, p. 20). Conclusion As Richard Dyer famously argued, some public figures promise to reconcile seemingly incompatible ideas because their star personae unite...

The Ending of 8½ (1963)

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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... act of Gelsomina’s saviour, il Matto (Richard Basehart), who is dressed as an angel. In Le notti di Cabiria, Cabiria is restored to life by a current popular Neapolitan song sung by some kids as she walks back into Naples after her new...

Italian Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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... welds together in equal measure antique ideals, stylish design, sensuous pleasures and sensual energies. RICHARD DYER Paisà (Italy 1946 p.c – Organisation Films International/Foreign Film Productions (USA); d – Roberto Rossellini) Paisà,...

Postscript: Queers and Women in Film Noir

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

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... Ballin is none the less, like Waldo and Hardy, fastidiously dressed and mockingly perverse (the standard signs of homosexuality in film noir),Cf. Richard Dyer, 1993. as well as élitist, powerful and cruel. However, what makes them most alike,...

Resistance Through Charisma: Rita Hayworth and Gilda

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

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...The argument of this article is that in Gilda it is possible to read the generic construction of Gilda as femme fatale as being in some measure overturned and exposed, partly by certain features of mise en scѐne, partly by the casting...

Introduction

Richard Stivers

Peter M.R. Stirk is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for the History of Political Thought at Durham University, UK. His previous books include Max Horkheimer: A New Interpretation (1992) and, as co-editor, An Introduction to Political Ideas (Pinter, 1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Technology as Magic : The Triumph of the Irrational

Continuum, 2001

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... to one’s boss, and the like. In each case the technique entails what is perceived as an objective process or set of steps to produce the desired outcome.Wayne Dyer’s Real Magic is a self-help book. The best-selling Dr. Dyer is the author of Your...