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Fight Club’s Production and Promotion

Mark Ramey

in Studying Fight Club

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733551
eISBN:
9781800342040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733551.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter identifies the key elements of Fight Club's transition from novel to film. Fight Club is in some ways a paradoxical film: both a product and a critique of big business. Fox and Regency, ... More


Non-Linear Narrative

Bruce Lsaacs

in New Punk Cinema

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620340
eISBN:
9780748671052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620340.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins with a discussion of features common to the studio film. It suggests that locating the impetus for new punk cinema, particularly in terms of narrative experimentation, requires a ... More


Introduction

Mark Ramey

in Studying Fight Club

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733551
eISBN:
9781800342040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733551.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of studying David Fincher's Fight Club (1999). Studying Fight Club is a response to a number of issues. Firstly, the film has, since 2009, been an ... More


Studying Fight Club

Mark Ramey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733551
eISBN:
9781800342040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733551.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fight Club is, on one level, pop-culture phenomena and on another, a deeply philosophical and satirical exploration of modern life. David Fincher's 1999 film (and Chuck Palahniuk's source novel) has ... More


Lecter’s Progeny

Barry Forshaw

in The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reflects on the figure of the hyper-intelligent serial killer. The influence of the film of The Silence of the Lambs on the horror (and thriller) genre has been considerable, not just on ... More


The Cult of Fight Club

Mark Ramey and Mark Ramey

in Studying Fight Club

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733551
eISBN:
9781800342040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733551.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines why David Fincher's Fight Club (1999) is considered a cult film. Fight Club is a cult film because it is subversive, quotable, iconographic, generically challenging, about ... More


The Audiovisual Turn and Post-Classical Cinema

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Have the techniques and technologies of the digital era so transformed cinema that they have changed the nature of viewers’ experiences? This chapter considers brief segments from a variety of films ... More


Whither the Serial Killer Movie?

Philip L. Simpson

in American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a critical overview of the serial killer film, especially in the light of the subgenre’s intense cultural significance during the 1980s and 1990s and its subsequent descent into ... More


Chick Noir: Surveilling Femininity and the Affects of Loss in Gone Girl

Pamela Thoma

in Noir Affect

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287802
eISBN:
9780823290390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287802.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores a surprising shift that has occurred in postfeminist popular culture and more specifically “chick culture” in the wake of the global economic crisis. Chick noir forms itself in ... More


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