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Published: 08 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... of reality that one for a moment takes as real and that collapses when exposed. The sudden collapse of the Berlin wall, triggered by a media confusion, serves as one example. The novels of Agatha Christie—the most popular writer in world history—provide another. The staged and stagy...
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... reality that one for a moment takes as real and that collapses when exposed. The sudden collapse of the Berlin wall, triggered by a media confusion, serves as one example. The novels of Agatha Christie—the most popular writer in world history—provide another. ...
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... The staged and stagy microworlds of murder mysteries resemble bureaucratic comedies. These stand-alone and repeatable artworks make the world of modern office work appear in the world. It makes a world of repeatable motions plausible. Agatha Christie’s novel, Appointment with Death , is a...
Published: 27 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007531-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0753-1
..., whose 1932 film Le Coffret de laque, an adaptation of an Agatha Christie play, ran in the tenth at the Folies- Dramatiques.13 The splashiest film event of the Occupation was the 1944 Paris premiere of the Technicolor extravaganza Les Aventures fantastiques du Baron Münchausen (Münchhausen; 1943...
Published: 22 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007265-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0726-5
... patrol or residents taking out garbage. 32 Familiarity with the spatio- temporality of buildings also facilitates vio- lent crimes. Historically, the house plan [has been] an intrinsic feature in detective fiction for example, the key role of the floor plan of houses featured in Agatha Christie s...
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By Eric Smoodin
Published: 27 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007531-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0753-1
..., Agatha, 104 Cinéa (magazine), 54, 60 61, 64, 70, 72 73, 77 Cinéac cinema, 35, 103 Ciné- Batignolles cinema, 125 Ciné- Bellevue cinema, 101 I N D E X192 Ciné- Club, 141, 144 ciné- clubs, 19, 128; Amis de Spartacus, 42, 45, 51, 57; bureaucracy, 44 45, 52 53, 141; But ciné- club, 44; Cendrillon, 42, 45 46...