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Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... 13· Femicide Investigation: Thriller hriller is the first feminist murder mystery. Working within a...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392378-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9237-8
...​1 2 3 4 5 Thriller: The Incitement to Speed The spirit of the time shall teach me speed. —Shakespeare, spoken by the bastard in King John The term “thriller” came into vogue in the 1890s.1 In one racy...
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By Jan Olsson
Published: 25 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376026-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7602-6
... of the grotesque. The chapter ends in the family kitchen, where gourmet food and thrillers are cooked up. ...
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376033-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7603-3
... anxieties about the aging star (the female star or the “feminized” male star)—the domestic melodrama of The Loretta Young Show , the gothic mystery of Thriller and The Twilight Zone , and the comedy of Dreamboat —to explore how the faded star offers a hyperbolic version of femininity and its...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-035
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Released in late 1982, Michael Jackson’s Thriller dominated the year in pop music and paved the way for the music majors to reenter the field of dance. The turnaround announced itself in March when David Bowie released Let’s Dance , an album coproduced by Chic’s Nile Rodgers, and gained...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-039
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... Prologue. The Allure of Alchemy he screening of Thriller at Edinburgh in 1979 catapulted Sally Potter into celebrity as the film acquired a...
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By Jackie Stacey
Published: 12 March 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9094-7
... identical biological copy. The film readings move from Hollywood    Preface  body-horror films, Alien: Resurrection (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1997) and Species (Roger Donaldson, 1995), in part I through the “intelligent” thrillers of “mainstreamed arthouse sensibility” (M. Hills 2005...
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By Jackie Stacey
Published: 12 March 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390947-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9094-7
...: Episode II—Attack of the Clones. 2002. Directed by George Lucas. Stingray. 1964-65. TV series. Directed by Alan Pattillo et al. Swoon. 1992. Directed by Tom Kalin. The Talented Mr. Ripley. 1999. Directed by Anthony Minghella. Teknolust. 2002. Directed by Lynn Hershman-Leeson. Thriller. 1983...
Published: 01 January 2009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9182-1
... agency executive and the author of thrillers. Patricia Spyer holds the chair of Cultural Anthropology of Contemporary Indonesia at Leiden University and is Global Distinguished Professor at New York University’s Center for Religion and Media...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397922-044
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9792-2
... inflated standards have not been able to meet them in the Nineties. The clearest example of that is Michael Jackson, the self-designated and now deflated "King of Pop," whose 1982 blockbuster Thriller created the model for the modern album that was supposed to linger...
Published: 04 March 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385554-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8555-4
... to refine already established B picture genres such as the horror film, sci- ence fiction thriller, or action-adventure. With the notable exception of the company’s hugely successful Teenage Werewolf and Teenage Franken...
Published: 27 March 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389835-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8983-5
... risky, realm of thrillers and the occult, where exotic racist stereotypes frequently abound. Unlike other genres in which Asian Americans have written, pulp fiction de- pends largely on a mass paperback industry (rather than a niche market), one that has built its empire on popular exotic...
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By Yvonne Tasker
Published: 18 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393351-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9335-1
... as central and supporting characters: dramas using boot camp scenarios or inadvertent adventures in combat to test mili- tary women; action narratives in which women are an integrated part of special units; rape-revenge narratives inscribing women as victims and avengers; thrillers and legal...
... Glossary sahn müderrisi: A theology and religious law professor at the Court of the Eight Colleges (sahn-i seman)attachedtotheMosqueoftheConqueror.Thiswasthe highest level of the university system. şehrengiz (city thriller): A verse catalog of the beautiful boys and young men of a city, usually...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... 1982, Michael Jackson’s Thriller dominated the year in pop music and paved the way for the music majors to reenter the field of dance. The turnaround announced itself in March when David Bowie released Let’s Dance , an album coproduced by Chic’s Nile Rodgers, and gained momentum when Irene Cara and...
Published: 18 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393351-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9335-1
... narrative, a feminist- informed derivative of the thriller and horror genres, which stages a woman’s sexual victimization and subsequent re- venge. The second consists of genres of crime and investigation; a number of films and television dramas portray military women as investigators, often...
Published: 04 April 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389088-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8908-8
...- sassin of Rome, 1972). His “genre films” include cannibal flicks like Cannibal Holocaust (dir. Ruggero Deodato, 1980) and police thrillers like Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica (Confessions of a Police Captain, dir. Damiani, 1971). Also...
Published: 15 July 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385349-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8534-9
... increasingly significant figure, with the polemical Harriet Beecher Stowe, thedramaticE.D.E.N.Southworth,andthewryLouisaMayAlcott as leading lights. Victor worked both the domestic reform and the (more daring) thriller angles open to women writers in this period. The way that she published fiction on reform...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390831-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9083-1
... Tony, under the pen name Au- rora Hardy, published a thriller titled Terror at Black Rapids (2004). There have been a few anthologies that surveyed the field. In 1986, the Alaska Quarterly Review published a special issue titled Alaska Native Writers, Storytellers and Orators. It was later...
Published: 01 May 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390756-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9075-6
... international economic interests and in imagining the relationship between the individual and the capitalist state in a globalized world. The films under discussion draw on internationally recognized genres—the crime thriller, the western, and film noir—but also maintain a dialogue with two specifically...