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Otherness in Hollywood cinema /

by Richardson, Michael,
Published by : Continuum, (New York :) Physical details: xii, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN: 0826443524 Subject(s): Exoticism in motion pictures. | Minorities in motion pictures. | Outsiders in motion pictures. | Motion pictures %United States %History %20th century. Year: 2010
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Book Book AUM Main Library English Collections Hall 791.430973 R53 (Browse Shelf) Available JBC/2011/10716

Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-254), filmography (p. 238-247), and index.

Introduction : Hollywood cinema and the "Other" -- The Other and the wilderness -- The myth of the frontier -- Chasing Chinese shadows : the Yellow Peril reconsidered -- The exotic as spectacle -- Otherness in the night : film noir -- Of monsters and cold wars -- The myth of the zombie -- Apocalypse now on a borderline of consciousness -- Refigurations of the exotic in contemporary cinema -- Steven Spielberg and the sanctification of difference -- Jim Jarmusch or communication in crisis -- The persistence of King Kong.

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