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Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021315-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2131-5
... of reactions, but most stare at the scandal­ ous picture in disapproval, clucking amongst themselves.2 Onscreen. WHAT A JADE! MASAMANG BABAE! This chapter is written in the style of a silent film, based on a short passage in Petillo, Douglas MacArthur, recounting how MacArthur met Isabel Cooper...
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By Jean Ma
Published: 13 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375623-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7562-3
... corporeally anchored and mechanically detachable, coexisting with but not necessarily belonging to the onscreen singer. The ambivalence of the voice in turn points to the specific assumptions about performance and stardom operative in this period. ...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372899-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7289-9
... icons like the charro (cattle wrangler), adventure films figured prominently in emerging discourses of film criticism. Journalists presented the staging of onscreen violence as a newsworthy spectacle while debating portrayals perilously close to stereotyped images of Mexicans in Hollywood films...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021315-020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2131-5
... Asiamnesia is fittingly about the kind of roles avail- able for Asian women onstage and onscreen. Its all- Asian casting showcases the virtuosity of Asian American actors while si mul ta neously laying bare the racial ste reo types that limit the roles they are asked to play. It resonates with Isabel Cooper...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... by verbal coercion. In this half of the movie, Chopra uses the whole bag of cinematic tricks. Every time Connie is onscreen, she's shot in close-up, tightly, claustrophobically, with no space around her, pinned into that tiny unmovable frame. Every time Arnold is onscreen, he's a middle-shot, framed...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021315-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2131-5
... the club into the film by LeRoy Prinz, the film s choreographer, who had seen the show at the Seven Seas.10 The nightclub Chabing Cooper dances in, like the one onscreen, is a famil- iar landmark in places like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.11 The Hula girl. My Dream Is Yours, film still...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021315-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2131-5
... they hold push back against the limits of their forms. I first see her onscreen through a third party. An artist, Miljohn Ruperto, stages an exhibit on Isabel Cooper, including a silent compilation of all her Hollywood roles. She is in motion, out of context, with no soundtrack, a diz- zying panoply...
... on location and incipient national icons like the charro (cattle wrangler), adventure films figured prominently in emerging discourses of film criticism. Journalists presented the staging of onscreen violence as a newsworthy spectacle while debating portrayals perilously close to stereotyped images...
... icons like the charro (cattle wrangler), adventure films figured prominently in emerging discourses of film criticism. Journalists presented the staging of onscreen violence as a newsworthy spectacle while debating portrayals perilously close to stereotyped images of Mexicans in Hollywood films...
Published: 04 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012870-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1287-0
... in making a compel- ling tv series. As outlined in chapter 2, one of the main criteria used for making casting decisions on The Real World was diversity. That is, to ensure that something interest- ing (i.e., worthy of mtv s cameras) occurs onscreen, it is necessary to bring together people who are very...
Published: 04 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012870-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1287-0
... are in control of the identities they perform onscreen and the stories that are told about them because they are constantly informed about the process. They may be told where to stand, but they also know in advance what conversations they will be having with friends and lovers before they have them, and they can...
Published: 04 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012870-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1287-0
... not violated or transgressed any moral codes (like the women of Teen Mom). If anything, they live up to the stereotypes circulating about Italian American identities, and, consequently, they do not need to perform their absolution onscreen, like Amber or Farrah, in order to profit from their celebrity...
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009023-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0902-3
... executed countryman, the onscreen witnesses, his own disjunctive posi- tion in a foreign classroom, and the imbricated jostling of national bodies, fa- mously led him to abandon medical school and turn to writing, shifting from the care of individuals to the spirit of the social that is, Lu perceived...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-084
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... at Jazz at Lincoln Center; onscreen Yoda in Ken Burns s Jazz. As jazz giants passed, Murray became their patriarchal exegete. The Harlem Re nais sance was long over, soul s Black Arts movement under siege, when Murray published Omni- Americans, responding to the social science fiction of such studies...
Published: 04 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012870-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1287-0
... audience. The circumstances surrounding the choice of who appears onscreen and what can be shown about their real lives are circumscribed in these spe- cific ways. mtv s charge to appeal to a youth audience has presented some unique filming challenges for the series, such as where and who they can film...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-029
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
... the recursivity in Bombay between the onscreen and offscreen worlds. Many of Dutt s screen dialogues (and those of his sidekick in the Munnabhai films) have become a part of everyday Bombay street slang. A successful Bollywood actor and the son of Sunil and Nargis Dutt, both screen idols of yesteryear, Sanjay...
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... turtleneck and lies on her back arms up, head rest- ing on her clasped hands and her gaze fixed impassively on something to the right of the frame. There s a slightly pedantic quality to the whole thing which I like: very true to life. Every few hours now she floats up onscreen in this digitized format...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-083
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
...-to memoir with Count Basie; posthumous books of interviews with drummer Jo Jones (Rifft- ides) and others (Murray Talks Music); consulting at Jazz at Lincoln Center; onscreen Yoda in Ken Burns s Jazz. As jazz giants passed, Murray became their patriarchal exegete. The Harlem Re nais sance was long over...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... for a very long time onscreen. So far so good? Like the fairy tale, though, the film deliberately frustrates complacent desire while satisfying quite other hungers. Akerman may be naked, but the ascetic framing and her utterly noneroticized behavior thwart any sexual pleasure. She may give her...
Published: 17 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009177-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0917-7
..., but he also entered the market at a moment when child audiences were increasingly articulated as an identity group, and they were primed to seek out and recognize their own. The film Never Say Never staged these relationships in precise detail onscreen. NEVER SAY NEVER Never Say Never is structured...