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Second Takes Remaking Film, Remaking America

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ISBN-10: 078647761X

ISBN-13: 9780786477616

Edition: 2013

Authors: Andrew Repasky McElhinney

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Remaking Film, Remaking America presents the history of English language cinema by focusing on cinematic remakes and on how cinema is being replaced by new forms of "media." Remakes, with their innate plurality, offer the most substance for concentrated cultural analysis of how movies reflect and shape American culture. Applying psychoanalysis, media and communication theory, and gender and sexuality studies to the archetypes and myths that recur in American culture reveals how movies are an increasingly dangerous surrogate for the actual. In our post-literate epoch, fantasy becomes the greater truth, violence a meaningful language, and the individual is removed from self by an increasingly…    
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.49" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: Remakes, from Shakespeare to the Post-Literate Problem
Edible Wrecks: Charting Technology Remaking the Body in The Black Cat (1934), Peeping Tom (1960) and Crash (1996)
The Birth of Neo-Conservatism through Violence: Gangsters Remaking Capital in The Public Enemy (1931), Point Blank (1967) and Bad Lieutenant (1992)
"In the grimace of intense desire": Remaking Women with Imitation of Life (1934 and 1959)
The Bequests of Shadows: Remaking the Father in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), One More Tomorrow (filmed 1942; released 1946) and Strange Illusion (1945)
"It's all very realistic!" Remaking Image with Vinyl (1965) and A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Self-Deliverance: Children Unmaking the Family in Psycho (1960 and 1998) and The Parent Trap (1961 and 1998)
Chapter Six, Part 2! Remaking Hollywood with Forced Entry (1973 and 1981), Despair (1978) and Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989)
I Know Who Killed Me: Remaking the Artist in The Immortal Story (1968) and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Conclusion: For a Remaking
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