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Suburban Rage

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

...Well, I would say that I’m just drifting. Here in the pool.I am willing to die, but not of boredom.Mike Nichols’s 1967 film, The Graduate, opens with an extraordinary image: a deliberately off-center close-up of Benjamin Braddock (Dustin...

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

4

... but also their dehumanizing techno-rational and corporate ideologies onto the urban spaces and subjects that they dominate.”Robert Bennett, Deconstructing Post-WWII New York City: The Literature, Art, Jazz, and Architecture of an Emerging...

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...

Devising and Directing

Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

2

... Pawlikowski (Summer of Love) and Australians Bill Bennett (Kiss or Kill), Kriv Stenders (Blacktown, Boxing Day) and Tom Cowan (Orange Love Story). Each has their own unique way of working (within the process) and their films are distinctive,...

Coda: Failure

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

0

...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

... but the already-made, she actualizes in digital space and time her own disruptive, contrary scenarios from the already constructed signs of the screen.” In many ways, Mcdonald does something similar to artists like Robert Wilson, Cindy...

Dr. “King” Schultz as Ideologue and Emblem: The German Enlightenment and the Legacy of the 1848 Revolutions in Django Unchained

Robert von Dassanowsky

Robert von Dassanowsky is Professor of German and Film, and Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year (Colorado) at U Colorado, Colorado Springs. Publications include Austrian Cinema: A History; Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (ed); New Austrian Film (ed. w/ Oliver Speck) and Hofmannsthal’s “Der Schwierige” (ed. w/Martin Liebscher). He is also an independent film producer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

2

... and pre-capitalism is performed at Bennett’s plantation, where Schultz and Django are only admitted (particularly repugnant to the plantation owner is a “nigger on a horse”), when Schultz flatters him with an offer of significant money...

Romantic Hero

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

1

... is torn between two commitments: his live-in girlfriend Sam (Julia Roberts) and his indenture to a crime boss Margolese (Gene Hackman).Jerry’s employment contract with Margolese demonstrates both his goofy clumsiness and his honor: he...

Anger of Achilles

Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

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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

Book chapter

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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....