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Castaways of the Image Planet: Movies, Show Business, Public Spectacle

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One of our best cultural critics here collects sixteen years' worth of essays on film and popular culture. Topics range from the invention of cinema to contemporary F-X aesthetics, from Shakespeare on film to Seinfeld, and we include essays on 30's screwball comedies, Hong Kong Martial Arts movies, to the roots of spy movies and the televising of Clinton's grand jury testimony. O'Brien emphasizes the unpredictable interactions between film as a medium apt for expressing the most private dreams and film as the mass ...

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Castaways of the Image Planet: Movies, Show Business, Public Spectacle
2013, Counterpoint LLC

ISBN-13: 9781619021600

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