9780826443526

Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

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  • ISBN13:

    9780826443526

  • ISBN10:

    0826443524

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-06-17
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

A beautifully written study, mixing film studies with cultural studies, of how the Hollywood film industry has treated the "Other" throughout its history.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Hollywood Cinema and the "Other"
1. The Other and the Wilderness
2. The Myth of the Frontier
3. Chasing Chinese Shadows: The Yellow Peril Reconsidered
4. The Exotic as Spectacle
5. Otherness in the Night: Film Noir
6. Of Monsters and Cold Wars
7. The Myth of the Zombie
8. Apocalypse Now on a Borderline of Consciousness
9. Reconfigurations of the Exotic in Contemporary Cinema
10. Steven Spielberg and the Sanctification of Difference
11. Jim Jarmusch, or Communication in Crisis
12. The Persistence of King Kong
Epilogue
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

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