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Staring into The Eagle’s Eye

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts how, despite serious financial woes and impending bankruptcy, the Wharton brothers pressed forward with a new serial. Using the profits from their feature The Great White Trail, ... More


The Pan-Asian Outlook of The Eye

Adam Knee

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines The Eye (Gin Gwai 2002), as a material and metaphoric representation of pan-Asian cultural flows. It traces “pan-Asian-ness” in the film and looks at how it is intertextualized ... More


Brown Ecology and Fertility: Skin, Dirt, and Compost in Paradise and The Bluest Eye

Anissa Janine Wardi

in Toni Morrison and the Natural World: An Ecology of Color

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834164
eISBN:
9781496834218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834164.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter offers a treatise on brown, the color of soil and compost. Though seemingly a hue consigned to decay, brown matter, the very substance that allows for growth and fertility, is life. ... More


Full Circle

Sarah Keller

in Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162210
eISBN:
9780231538473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162210.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the last decade and a half of Maya Deren's life and career, examining the films Meditation on Violence (1949) and The Very Eye of Night (1958). Meditation on Violence mobilizes ... More


Breaking Silence, Telling Tales: Writing Rape in Novels of the 1970s

Robin E. Field

in Writing the Survivor: The Rape Novel in Late Twentieth-Century American Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781942954835
eISBN:
9781800341838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954835.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The first rape novels, written in the 1970s, demand that rape be understood as violation. The traditional readerly reaction of voyeuristic pleasure to depictions of rape is replaced by feelings of ... More


Journeys of Discovery: Seeing is Knowledge

Jan-Christopher Horak

in Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147185
eISBN:
9780813154787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147185.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Saul Bass realized the potential of the journey as a narrative device for both his titles and his films. Travel invariably involves a goal, both geographic and conceptual, but more often than not, ... More


Cross-border Implications: Transnational Haunting, Gender and the Persistent Look of The Eye

Enrique Ajuria Ibarra

in Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424592
eISBN:
9781474444705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424592.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Eye (Gin Gwai, 2002) and its two sequels (2004, 2005) deal with pan-Asian film production, gender, and identity. The films seem to embrace a transnational outlook that that fits a shared ... More


In Search of Home: the 1920s–1950s

Tessa Roynon

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199698684
eISBN:
9780191760532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698684.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that in the novels that address the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s — Jazz, The Bluest Eye, and Sula — Morrison examines the opportunities and pitfalls that ‘freedom’ proscribed by ... More


I’s Got the Blues: Malochia, Magic, and the Descent into Madness in The Bluest Eye

K. Zauditu-Selassie

in African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines African cosmologies and the nature of spiritual power and beliefs, alongside axiological ideas of beauty and value in Toni Morrison's first novel The Bluest Eye. In this novel, ... More


Conclusion: Splitting Open the World

Tessa Roynon

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199698684
eISBN:
9780191760532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698684.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines a Latin motto in Song of Solomon and the transformed version of Atlas in The Bluest Eye to discuss Morrison's reclamation or reinvention of the classical tradition, and of ... More


Trying to Get Home: Place and Memory in Toni Morrison’s Fiction

Cheryl A. Wall

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

From The Bluest Eye to Home, Toni Morrison’s novels take up the subjects of place and displacement, home and homelessness, belonging and exile, memory and loss. Readers are always invited to bring ... More


From Witnessing to Death Dealing: On Speaking of and for the Dead

Yvette Christiansë

in Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239153
eISBN:
9780823239191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239153.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the writings of Toni Morrison about witnessing and dealing with death. It discusses the commentaries of Giorgio Agamben and Jean-Francois Lyotard on Morrison's novels and ... More


Leonard Retel Helmrich

Scott MacDonald

in Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199388707
eISBN:
9780199388745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388707.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

An extensive conversation with Dutch-Indonesian filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich, about the development of what he calls “Single-Shot Cinema.” Helmrich discusses his early attempts to make complex ... More


“Dangerously Free”: Morrison’s Unspeakable Territory

Philip Weinstein

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay testifies to Toni Morrison’s willingness to probe racial experiences that are painful to the touch. As a novelist Morrison enters her “own” territory with the same self-risking dedication ... More


Prosopopeias: Exceeding Kind

Judith Roof

in What Gender Is, What Gender Does

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698578
eISBN:
9781452954387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698578.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This focuses on Vantage, Taxonomy, and the Anamorphic (a scopic regime visually encoded that must be interpreted to come into focus.) Subject texts include Spiderman, The Story if an Eye, Shallow ... More


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