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Ode to Gen XInstitutional Cynicism in Stranger Things and 1980s Film

Ode to Gen X: Institutional Cynicism in Stranger Things and 1980s Film

Melissa Vosen Callens

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496832412
eISBN:
9781496832467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496832412.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Even for the casual viewer, the Netflix series Stranger Things will likely feel familiar, reminiscent of popular 1980s coming-of-age movies. While Stranger Things and these classic 1980s films are ... More

Cold War IIHollywood's Renewed Obsession with Russia

Cold War II: Hollywood's Renewed Obsession with Russia

Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831095
eISBN:
9781496831149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831095.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Today, Hollywood cinema has made a striking turn regarding its portrayals of Russians, returning to the images of the Cold War. To explore the reasons for this sudden renewed interest in the Cold ... More

SEE! HEAR! CUT! KILL!Experiencing Friday the 13th

SEE! HEAR! CUT! KILL!: Experiencing Friday the 13th

Wickham Clayton

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830319
eISBN:
9781496830357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830319.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

SEE! HEAR! CUT! KILL!: Experiencing Friday the 13th, is the first book entirely devoted to the analysis of the Friday the 13th franchise. The story a film tells is usually filtered through a ... More

Hollywood Hates Hitler!Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures

Hollywood Hates Hitler!: Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures

Chris Yogerst

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496829757
eISBN:
9781496829801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496829757.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In September of 1941, a handful of isolationist senators set out to tarnish Hollywood for war-mongering. The United States was largely divided on the possibility of entering the European War, yet the ... More

Toxic MasculinityMapping the Monstrous in Our Heroes

Toxic Masculinity: Mapping the Monstrous in Our Heroes

Esther De Dauw and Daniel J. Connell (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828934
eISBN:
9781496828989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828934.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume takes an interdisciplinary perspective when positioning the impact of hypermasculinity on toxic masculinity and the vilification of identities outside of hypermasculinity through several ... More

Troubling MasculinitiesTerror, Gender, and Monstrous Others in American Film Post-9/11

Troubling Masculinities: Terror, Gender, and Monstrous Others in American Film Post-9/11

Glen Donnar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828576
eISBN:
9781496828620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828576.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The association of the attacks of 9/11 with Hollywood science fiction and disaster spectacle was immediate and pervasive. Succeeding calls in media and politics for the reassuring return of ‘strong’ ... More

Truth and ConsequencesGame Shows in Fiction and Film

Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film

Mike Miley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825384
eISBN:
9781496825438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825384.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Truth and Consequences interrogates the ways in which over two dozen works of fiction and film find meaning in the game show. Writers and filmmakers use the game show intermedially as a metaphor for ... More

The Films of Douglas SirkExquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Tom Ryan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496817983
eISBN:
9781496822406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Working in Europe during the 1930s, mainly for Germany’s UFA studios, and then in America in the 1940s and ’50s, Douglas Sirk brought to all his work a distinctive style that has led to his ... More

Bumpy RoadThe Making, Flop, and Revival of Two-Lane Blacktop

Bumpy Road: The Making, Flop, and Revival of Two-Lane Blacktop

Sylvia Townsend

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496804143
eISBN:
9781496820891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804143.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In meticulous detail, the book describes the filming, release, and influence of the 1971 film Two-Lane Blacktop. In 1970 the urbane producer Michael Laughlin asked the hippy filmmaker Monte Hellman ... More

Quentin TarantinoPoetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction

Quentin Tarantino: Poetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction

David Roche

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819161
eISBN:
9781496819208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819161.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

An in-depth study of all Tarantino’s feature films to date (from Reservoir Dogs to The Hateful Eight), Quentin Tarantino: A Poetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction argues that, far from ... More

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