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Blockbusters and Bombs: Pressures on the Pharmaceutical Industry

Michael Kinch

in Prescription for Change: The Looming Crisis in Drug Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630625
eISBN:
9781469630649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630625.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The first indications of future trouble are identified. For most of history, new medicines arise from nature but this approach came into question as evidenced by the development of the cancer drug ... More


National Anthem at Guangchang: Languagescape, Ideoscape, and Mediascape in the Time of Global Picture

Ying Xiao

in China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812605
eISBN:
9781496812643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812605.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concerns and outlines Leitmotif film, a heavily state-sponsored film practice shaped by both the market and state mechanisms in the postsocialist reform. The reconciliations of Chinese ... More


What Is Disruption?

Joshua Gans

in The Disruption Dilemma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034487
eISBN:
9780262333832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034487.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Disruption arises when great firms fail precisely because they continued to make choices that had originally made them great. It is important to distinguish this from other causes of failure (e.g., ... More


The Vexed Question of RDX Supply

Colin F. Baxter

in The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175287
eISBN:
9780813175294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175287.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

In the spring of 1941, Britain began an active campaign to persuade the United States to manufacture RDX. The RAF case for RDX was presented in Washington by Air Marshal Sir Arthur “Bert” Harris. ... More


The Cinematic Rising: The Resurgence of the Zombie

Stacey Abbott

in Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694907
eISBN:
9781474426725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694907.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how between 2002-2005 a selection of films emerged that sought to re-imagine the zombie film through the lens of 21st century cultural and scientific pre-occupations. The ... More


Subversive Sound: Gender, Technology and the Science Fiction Blockbuster

Heidi Wilkins

in Talkies, Road Movies and Chick Flicks: Gender, Genre and Film Sound in American Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474406895
eISBN:
9781474418492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406895.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the representation of gender in the late 1970s and 1980s in the so-called blockbuster era, focusing specifically on the science fiction genre. The aural dimension of these ... More


The “Division Blockbuster” in South Korea: The Evolution of Cinematic Representations of War and Division

Hyangjin Lee

in Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851514
eISBN:
9780824869045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851514.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In her chapter “The ‘Division Blockbuster’ in South Korea: Evolution of Cinematic Representations of War and Division,” Hyangjin Lee presents a snapshot of three distinct periods in the history of ... More


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