Author Archive for: ‘Adam Knee’

Thrillers & Public Enemies, Public Heroes: Screening the Gangster from Little Caesar to Touch of Evil

Martin Rubin,¬†Thrillers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-521-58839-1, 319 pp, A$33.95 (pb) (Review copy supplied by Cambridge University Press) Jonathan Munby, Public Enemies, Public Heroes: Screening the Gangster from¬†Little Caesar¬†to¬†Touch of Evil. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. ISBN 0-226-55033-8, 263pp, US$16.00 (Review copy supplied by University of Chicago Press) Uploaded 1 November 2000 The “thriller” is perhaps one …

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Science Fiction Film: A Critical Introduction

Keith M. Johnston, Science Fiction Film: A Critical Introduction Berg Publishers, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-84788-476-3 US$29.95 (pb) 197pp (Review copy supplied by Bloomsbury Publishing) Keith M. Johnston‚Äôs Science Fiction Film: A Critical Introduction stands as a welcome addition to the field of science fiction overviews, one which more complements rather than replicates or competes with the relatively few other up-to-date monographs. …

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“Film Europe” and ” Film America”: Cinema, Commerce and Cultural Exchange, 1920-1939

Andrew Higson & Richard Maltby, “Film Europe” and ” Film America”: Cinema, Commerce and Cultural Exchange, 1920-1939. University of Exeter Press, 1999. ISBN 0 85989 545 9 (hb) ISBN 0 85989 546 7 (pb) 47.50 stg (hb) 20.00 stg (pb) 406pp. (Review copy supplied by University of Exeter Press) Uploaded 1 March 2000 “Film Europe” and ” Film America”: Cinema, …

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The Big Tomorrow: Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way

Larry May, The Big Tomorrow: Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. ISBN 0 226 51162 6 348pp US$32.60 (hb) (Review copy supplied by Chicago University Press) Uploaded 20 September 2002 In¬†The Big Tomorrow, Larry May makes the case that certain “traditional” American values often associated with the films of the Hollywood studio …

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Close encounters of the generic kind: a case study in Thai sci-fi

[1] Uploaded 1 November 2000 One of the most startling groups of images in the visually arresting Thai science fiction film¬† Kawow tee Bangpleng¬†(1994, directed by Nirattisai Kaljareuk) [2] occurs a few minutes after it opens, as a massive spacecraft hovers over a Thai village, shining a beam which, we later learn, is impregnating village women. During this sequence the …

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