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Claude Chabrol's Aesthetics of Opacity

Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748692606
eISBN:
9781474444651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692606.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chabrol's cinema, which started (with) the Nouvelle Vague, is generally associated with a type of psychological thriller, set in the French provinces and marked by a fascination with evil, incest, ... More


Pop Video: Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller’ and ‘Race’: Approach: ‘Race’ Studies

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

One of Michael Jackson’s hit singles has the consistent line in its chorus, ‘It Don’t Matter If You’re Black Or White’: the statement of an ideal rather than a social fact. In Western society, white ... More


Playing with Cinema: The Master of the Con Game Film

Yannis Tzioumakis

in The Spanish Prisoner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633685
eISBN:
9780748671236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633685.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This main focal point of this chapter is The Spanish Prisoner’s generic status. It introduces the labels ‘con artist film’ and ‘con game film’ and argues that Mamet’s film is an example of the second ... More


Dancing Feminisms

Elena del Río

in Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635252
eISBN:
9780748651146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635252.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the shifting relation of feminist film theory to the female body as a site of narcissistic and visual pleasure, tracing a kind of theoretical history of narcissism, from its ... More


Listen in terror: British horror radio from the advent of broadcasting to the digital age

Richard J. Hand

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719081484
eISBN:
9781781707265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081484.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This groundbreaking book is the first full-length study of British horror radio from the pioneering days of recording and broadcasting right through to the digital audio cultures of our own time. The ... More


Speculative society, risk and the crime thriller: <i>The Datchet Diamonds</i>

Victoria Margree

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Marsh’s The Datchet Diamonds (1898) weaves together crime and romance elements with a financial plot concerning stock market speculation. Drawing on New Economic Criticism, this chapter argues that ... More


Two Worlds: Stolen Secrets

Roland Végső

in The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245567
eISBN:
9780823252534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245567.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the way the “unity” of the world of Cold War anti-Communism was in fact based on a necessary division between the public world of democracy and the underworld of political ... More


Expansion: <i>Night Moves</i>

E. Dawn Hall

in ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411127
eISBN:
9781474444620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Night Moves as a political thriller about ecoterrorism, and focuses on Riechardt’s adjustments in form, style, and content as compared with her prior body of work. While on the ... More


Chabrol and Genres

Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze

in Claude Chabrol's Aesthetics of Opacity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748692606
eISBN:
9781474444651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692606.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the various ways in which Chabrol’s cinema engages with genre(s). Although his output is generically diverse, Chabrol remains mostly associated with the crime thriller. The ... More


Michael Jackson, MTV, and Crossover Nostalgia

Michael D. Dwyer

in Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356836
eISBN:
9780199356867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356836.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the role of Fifties nostalgia on MTV through the career of one of the era’s biggest and most influential figures: Michael Jackson. Jackson was the first Black artist to ... More


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