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 Touching Evil, Touching Good

Irena S. M. Makarushka

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the teaching of special topics in the study of religion, in this case the representation of evil. Employing the medium of film to teach this topic enables students to reflect on ... More


Crisis, Crash, and Control: 1914–39

Ranald C. Michie

in The Global Securities Market: A History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280612
eISBN:
9780191712784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280612.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses developments in the global securities market between the two world wars. Topics covered include the securities markets during the First World War, the impact of the First World ... More


A “Crash” Course on Personal Racism

Lawrence Blum

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The 2005 film Crash deals powerfully with personal racism. Its wide array of story lines raise issues of personal stereotyping, prejudice, racial humiliation, wielding of racial power, and racial and ... More


Frater, Ave atque Vale

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

The inaptly titled (as it proved to be) Smiles of 1930 is the subject of this chapter. Despite its promise as a Ziegfeld production and its glamorous cast, which included Marilyn Miller, it failed ... More


Law’s Agent: Cultivated Citizen or Popular Savage? The Crash of the Moral Mirror

Melanie Williams

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines J. G. Ballard's novel Crash and film of the same title. It explains that this examination is conducted in relation to the influence of popular culture on the legal system. It ... More


The Anatomy of a Newspaper Campaign: Crash

Julian Petley

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625383
eISBN:
9780748670871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625383.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) being bullied by Associated Newspapers to restrain it into banning David Cronenberg's Crash, and to encourage local councils to ... More


Generic Performance and Science Fiction Cinema

Christine Cornea

in Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624652
eISBN:
9780748671106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624652.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses performance strategies linked with the science fiction film genre and the special significance of generic performance in contemporary science fiction film. Using David ... More


Introduction

Ed Finn

in What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035927
eISBN:
9780262338837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.003.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

The introduction lays out the central argument of the book: that algorithms are best understood as complex “culture machines” that we engage on the levels of magical thinking, epistemology, social ... More


Financial Realism in <i>The Fear Index</i>

Arne De Boever

in Finance Fictions: Realism and Psychosis in a Time of Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279166
eISBN:
9780823281435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279166.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter Three compares and contrasts the psychotic realism of Psycho and American Psycho to the financial realism of more contemporary finance fictions such as Alger’s The Darlings. The case-study in ... More


Seducing-Machines

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter turns to the 1973 J.G. Ballard novel Crash as well as its 1996 film adaptation by Cronenberg. It aims to make careful distinctions between Deleuze and Baudrillard and show why they ... More


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