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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


The Roots of Dirty Harry

Joe Street

in Dirty Harry's America: "Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061672
eISBN:
9780813051192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061672.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter places Dirty Harry in its cultural, political, and social context. It traces the development of detective films and screen violence amid the gradual decline of the Production Code. It ... More


Poetry’s Demands and Abrahamic Sacrifice: Celan’s Poems for Eric

Michael G. Levine

in A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter focuses on three poems Celan write for his thirteen-year-old son, Eric, in 1968. These poems are read against the background of the May ’68 student uprisings in Paris, in which both ... More


The ‘Science’ of Astrology in Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear

François Laroque

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In chapter 1, François Laroque explores the paradoxical purposes of the science of astrology in two plays, namely Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest, and in his sonnets. The craze for astrology clearly ... More


Conclusion: World-Building and the Legacy of 1970s Special Effects in Contemporary Cinema

Julie A. Turnock

in Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163538
eISBN:
9780231535274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163538.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter discusses the legacy of the 1970s special effects. Special effects technology enabled filmmakers to provide alternate world possibilities, prompting moviegoers to think about ... More


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