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Beyond the Stars 3 The Material World in American Popular Film

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ISBN-10: 0879726237

ISBN-13: 9780879726232

Edition: 1993

Authors: Paul Loukides, Linda K. Fuller

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This anthology deals with such diverse conventions as the treatment of food, the iconography of weapons, the paraphernalia of baseball, the uses of clothing, tools, and technologies, and the representation of art and print media within the world of film. The essays within this collection help to reveal how the objects in American movies reflect both the fixed and changeable cultural assumptions of film makers and film audiences.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 1/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: Conventions of the Material World in Popular Film
Food and Other Consumables
Hungry in the Land of Plenty: Food in Hollywood Films
Cry Food: The Use of Food as a Comic Motif in the Films of Charlie Chaplin
"Now to the Banquet We Press": Hitchcock's Gourmet and Gourmand Offerings
From Reefer Madness to Freddy's Dead: The Portrayal of Marijuana Use in Motion Pictures
Press Dress: The Beige Brigade of Movie Journalists Outdoors
You Are What You Wear: The Role of Western Costume in Film
Art and Media
Desperately Seeking Meaning: "Personals" in American Popular Film
"Saying It With Pictures": Alfred Hitchcock and Painterly Images in Psycho
Reel Art: Excursions into the Biopic, Mystery/Suspense, Melodrama and Movies of the Eighties
Tools and Weapons
The Mary Ann, The Ruptured Duck and The Enterprise: Character Relationships with Air and Space Craft as Metaphors for Human Affinities
Extra Innings: Bats, Balls and Gloves in Baseball Films of the 1980s
Lethal Weapons: The Gun as Icon in the Popular Urban Vigilante Film
Superweapons from the Past
The Object Realm of the Vietnam War Film
Reel Wheels: The Role of Wheelchairs in American Movies
Old and New Technologies
Digital Delusions: Intelligent Computers in Science Fiction Film
Renegade Robots and Hard-Wired Heroes: Technology and Morality in Contemporary Science Fiction Films
The Other Kind of Movie Trailer: Mobile Homes in American Movies