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Humanism and Racism: 1850–1900

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter reflects first on how the connection between liberal humanism and colonial racism is formulated in the writings of certain key thinkers of the late nineteenth century in Britain and the ... More


Introduction

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a brief biographical sketch of James Cameron, as well as an introduction to his cinema. As a young man, Cameron had developed a keen interest in both science and engineering, ... More


Cameron’s Documentaries

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers James Cameron's two sea documentaries — Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) and Aliens of the Deep (2005) — which provide ‘real world’ repercussions to his fantasy dramas. In the ... More


The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

James Clarke

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of ... More


The Terminator (1984)

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines James Cameron's The Terminator (1984). The Terminator was designed as an evolution and homage to the science fiction sub-genre of the time-travel story. It stars Arnold ... More


Avatar (2009)

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes James Cameron's most recent narrative fiction feature film, Avatar (2009). The film represents a range of broader cultural appropriations, being seen variously as ... More


Cameron as Writer and Producer

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses a number of feature film projects that James Cameron developed as a writer and producer. While writing the screenplay for Aliens (1986), Cameron had also been commissioned to ... More


The Abyss (1989)

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers James Cameron's The Abyss (1989). The Abyss takes the tradition of narratives of the sea, and uses it as a setting for a drama that expresses the increasing human dependence on ... More


Aliens (1986)

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies James Cameron's Aliens (1986). Aliens pits a squad of human Marines against a hive of aliens located in a space colony. The film functions powerfully as a fairy tale about ... More


True Lies (1994)

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines James Cameron's True Lies (1994). True Lies depicts how digital and information technology can be abused. A significant part of the drama in the film is derived from the ease ... More


Titanic (1997)

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies James Cameron's Titanic (1997). Titanic characterises the sea as a wilderness where both the masculine and the feminine are set in opposition to each other, and where the ... More


Genesis: From Short Film Visions to Low-Budget Monster Movie

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses James Cameron's first films, Xenogenesis (1978) and Piranha 2: The Spawning (1981). Cameron's first film as writer and director was an independent short project entitled ... More


Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), which is the sequel to The Terminator (1984). Terminator 2 assumes an overtly moral position. It was one of a number of ... More


Brave New 3-D World

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0035
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The December 2009 release, cultural significance and stereoscopic techniques of James Cameron’s landmark 3D film Avatar are evaluated. Avatar signalled an enduring niche in cinema for the 3D film and ... More


Rooting for the Fascists in Avatar

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores James Cameron’s filmAvatar, suggesting that in the utopian culture of the film’s heroes, the Na'vi, Cameron has created a world in which the cultural overcoming of nihilism is ... More


Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Guam is the largest of the Mariana Islands and the westernmost American commonwealth. Guam has been impacted for centuries starting the native Chamorros then the Spanish, Japanese, and after the war, ... More


The Iron Door Yields: Crisis and Breakthrough (1917–1932)

Nils Ole Oermann

in Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter tells the story of Schweitzer’s release from the prison camp in France, his time in Alsace, and the birth of his daughter, before his return to Lambarene. Schweitzer enjoyed now ... More


Castaways: Surviving Disaster

Steve Mentz

in Shipwreck Modernity: "Ecologies of Globalization, 1550-1719"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691036
eISBN:
9781452953571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691036.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The iconic shipwreck survivor in English literature is Robinson Crusoe, but this final chapter arrives at his island by a circuitous route. Considering the master plot of shipwreck by way of two ... More


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