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Cinema as a Medium of Sentiment

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter looks at how Mr. Deeds Goes to Town remakes Platinum Blonde, to decisive effect for the account of Capra's sense of his medium, and at how Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in turn remakes ... More


The Case of the Literary Spectator

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on the case of the literary spectator. It argues that the notion of the case not only is helpful for thinking about the relation between an externalized point of view and its ... More


The End of Fatherhood: Family Plots

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines five films with family plots: Fatal Attraction, Someone to Watch Over Me, The Stepfather, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Shoot the Moon. In Fatal Attraction, the sex makes no ... More


Epilogue: Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick’s Films, and the History of Cinema

Robert P. Kolker and Nathan Abrams

in Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190678029
eISBN:
9780190678067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678029.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The epilogue considers how Eyes Wide Shut fits within modernist aesthetics, the European art film genre, and how it incorporates film history into its form and content. The film is not only a ... More


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