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Home in Hollywood The Imaginary Geography of Cinema

ISBN-10: 0231121776

ISBN-13: 9780231121774

Edition: 2004

Authors: Elisabeth Bronfen

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Who can forget Dorothy's quest for the great and powerful Oz as she tried to return to her beloved Kansas? She thought she needed a wizard's magic, only to discover that home -- and the power to get there -- had been with her all along. This engaging and provocative book proposes that Hollywood has created an imaginary cinematic geography filled with people and places we recognize and to which we are irresistibly drawn. Each viewing of a film stirs, in a very real and charismatic way, feelings of home, and the comfort of returning to films like familiar haunts is at the core of our nostalgic desire. Leading us on a journey through American film, Elisabeth Bronfen examines the different ways home is constructed in the development of cinematic narrative. Each chapter includes a close reading of such classic films as Fleming's The Wizard of Oz, Sirk's Imitation of Life, Burton's Batman Returns, Hitchcock's Rebecca, Ford's The Searchers, and Sayles's Lone Star.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Elisabeth Bronfen is the author, most recently, of The Knotted Subject: Hysteria and Its Discontents. Misha Kavka has published variously on male hysteria, modernist feminism, and gendered subjectivity in film. Both Bronfen and Kavka teach in the Department of English at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Prologue--Out of the Library Introduction: Not Master in His Own House
Uncanny Appropriations
Home--There's No Place Like It
Seduction of Departing
Hybrid Home
The Enigma of Homecoming
Sustaining Dislocation