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Voracious Androgynes: the Vampire Lestat on MTV

Rob Latham

in Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter concentrates on the “homosexual panic” aroused by Anne Rice's vampires. It specifically covers Lestat's career as a youth-culture icon. The yuppie vampire contains both progressive and ... More


Rock ’n’ Roll Suicide Film

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

By the early 1970s in the United Kingdom, the utopian hopes of biracial, Anglo‐American rock ’n’ roll were in disarray, and British studios of the glam rock era marketed narratives of rock ’n’ roll’s ... More


Stardust Memories: How David Bowie Killed the ’60s, Ushered in the ’70s, and, for One Brief Shining Moment, Made the Mullet Hip

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on David Bowie’s alleged showbiz inauthenticity, focusing on his music career in the 1960s and 1970s. It was 1973 when Bowie retired his Ziggy Stardust persona before a shocked ... More


“Young Americans”: Dogville

Paul Apostolidis

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter extends and revises Jacques Rancière’s reading of von Trier’s Dogville (2003) as a cinematic expression of the contemporary “ethical turn.” For Rancière, Dogville expresses how, within ... More


Face Value

Tony Cokes

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the circumstances around producing the video “Face Value: von Trier, Bowie, Kanye” (2015). The work began in 2006 as a text about the credits sequence of Lars von Trier’s film ... More


Mahler and the Game of History

Jeremy Barham

in Rethinking Mahler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199316090
eISBN:
9780190665975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199316090.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For obvious reasons, the understanding and writing of music history have favoured a linear model founded in causality and chronology. Like many disciplines, however, historiographical studies have ... More


On Lady Gaga: Aladdin Sane Called. He Wants His Lightning Bolt Back.

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter comments on Lady Gaga and her music. Is Lady Gaga the last, best hope for pop music smart enough to beat the Society of the Spectacle at its own game by selling out with a shamelessness ... More


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