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ISBN-10: 0415441536

ISBN-13: 9780415441537

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Stephen Mulhall

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In this significantly expanded new edition of his acclaimed exploration of the four Alien movies, Stephen Mulhall adds several new chapters on Steven Spielberg's Mission: Impossible trilogy and Minority Report . The first part of the book discusses the four Alien movies. Mulhall argues that the sexual significance of the aliens themselves, and of Ripley's resistance to them, takes us deep into the question of what it is to be human. At the heart of the book is a highly original and controversial argument that films themselves can philosophize. Mulhall then applies his interpretative model to another sequence of contemporary Hollywood movies: the Mission: Impossible series. A brand new…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Robert sean Wilentz was born in 1951 in New York City. He earned his first B.A. from Colunbia University in 1972 and his second from Oxford University in 1974 on a Kellett Fellowship. He continued his education at Yale University where he earned his M.A. degree in 1975 and his PhD. in 1980. His writings are focused on the importance of class and race in the early national period. He has also co-authored books on nineteenth-century religion and working class life. His book The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, won the Bancroft Prize. He has also written about modern U.S. history in his book, The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008. He has been the Sidney and Ruth Lapidus…    

Kane's son, Cain's daughter: Ridley Scott's Alien
Making babies: James Cameron's Aliens
Mourning sickness: David Fincher's Alien[superscript 3]
The monster's mother: Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Alien Resurrection
Film as philosophy: the priority of the particular
PreCrime, precognition and the pre-reflective cogito: Steven Spielberg's Minority Report
The impersonation of personality: Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible
The burden of sex: John Woo's Mission: Impossible II
An accelerated mutator: J. J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III
Films discussed in the book