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Gunslinging justice: The American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law

Justin A. Joyce

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126160
eISBN:
9781526138743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Gunslinging justice explores American Westerns in a variety of media alongside the historical development of the American legal system to argue that Western shootouts are less overtly “anti-law” than ... More


Guns and governmentality: normative masculinity and disciplined gun violence

Justin A. Joyce

in Gunslinging justice: The American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126160
eISBN:
9781526138743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the language of normativity and its interaction with the Western and the discourse of law. Through close readings of cinematic texts like Shane (1952), The Man Who Shot Liberty ... More


Genre and the Quiz Show

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the complex relations between quiz shows and genre. In doing so, it explores different approaches to genre (such as textual and discursive — drawing in particular on the work of ... More


Introduction: Problems of Definition and the Discourse of American Independent Cinema

Yannis Tzioumakis

in American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618668
eISBN:
9780748670802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618668.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter discusses the problems involved in defining the term ‘independent filmmaking.’ By citing several examples of 'unlikely' independent films (such as Star Wars: Episode 1 The ... More


The Difficulty of Being Dead: Aleksandr Veledinskii’s Alive (2006)

Vlad Strukov

in Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407649
eISBN:
9781474422024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407649.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The dis/appearances of the characters in Veledinskii’s Alive denotes ruptures in continuity (including the continuity of the gaze). The role of the phantom is to overcome the complete break between ... More


Everyday Moments: (Pasolini 1975), (Klimov 1985)

Alison Taylor

in Troubled Everyday: The Aesthetics of Violence and the Everyday in European Art Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415224
eISBN:
9781474434829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415224.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter two seeks to reframe the way in which we approach the affective potential of extreme cinema by investigating an implicit dynamic at work in its reception: the distinction between an immediate ... More


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