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Conclusion: uncanny bodies

Phil Powrie and Éric Rebillard

in Pierre Batcheff and Stardom in 1920s French Cinema

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621972
eISBN:
9780748651191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621972.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

There is a sense in which the last films made by Pierre Batcheff were an unwelcome return to the star persona that he had worked hard to shift with Les Deux Timides and Un Chien andalou. In that ... More


Looking for Mundo Meza

Robb Hernández

in Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS, and the Queer Chicanx Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479845309
eISBN:
9781479822720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479845309.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

The death of the artist Mundo Meza at age twenty-nine is one of the greatest tragedies of the AIDS crisis. After his death, his extant work was scatteredand all but removed from public access, ... More


The Erotics of Artificiality

Yetta Howard

in Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041884
eISBN:
9780252050572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041884.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter theorizes the figure of the mannequin and noise as modes of erotic investment in artificiality and unnaturalness. Routing sexual libertinism through the body of difference, ugliness is ... More


A World of Mannequins

Roberto Curti and Roberto Curti

in Blood and Black Lace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks into Mario Bava's aesthetic sensibility and synthesis of the stylistic and thematic thread that underlies the film Blood and Black Lace (6 donne per l'assassino). It explains how ... More


From the Page to the Screen

Roberto Curti and Roberto Curti

in Blood and Black Lace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concentrates on the 10-page synopsis of “Soggetto cinematografico” and the 156-page script for the film The Atelier of Death (L'atelier della morte), which were both credited to Marcello ... More


The Runway: Step into the Room Like It’s a Catwalk

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

in This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, I explore how the fashion show changed as television and the Internet, systems for gridding affectivity for profit, spread, by tracking these changes from Charles Frederick Worth’s ... More


Fashion’s Model Bodies: A Genealogy

Paola Colaiacomo

in Accessorizing the Body: Habits of Being I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675784
eISBN:
9781452946337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675784.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter traces the genealogy of fashion’s model bodies. For centuries, dress had been perceived as one and the same as the body it covered, as seen in the idol-like immobility imposed by ... More


The Green Room (1978)

Anne Gillain

in Totally Truffaut: 23 Films for Understanding the Man and the Filmmaker

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197536308
eISBN:
9780197536346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197536308.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This film can be likened to a Requiem in music. Inspired by texts by Henry James, it presents a compulsive character, played by Truffaut himself, who devotes his life to the cult of the dead. Like in ... More


The Soft Skin (1964)

Anne Gillain

in Totally Truffaut: 23 Films for Understanding the Man and the Filmmaker

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197536308
eISBN:
9780197536346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197536308.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This painfully autobiographical film was shot just before Truffaut’s divorce. Deprived of a voice-over, the hero projects his conflicts and shortcomings onto obsessional images of objects and ... More


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