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.
Merchants of Menace: The Business of Horror Cinema
Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
... [Curtis] being intimidated by anyone—even a knife-wielding maniac” (Martin, 1981, p. 20).
As RichardDyer famously argued, some public figures promise to reconcile seemingly incompatible ideas because their star personae unite...
... Ballin is none the less, like Waldo and Hardy, fastidiously dressed and mockingly perverse (the standard signs of homosexuality in film noir),Cf. RichardDyer, 1993.
as well as élitist, powerful and cruel. However, what makes them most alike,...
...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...
... 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...
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.
Technology as Magic: The Triumph of the Irrational
... 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...
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