The Resource Projecting paranoia : conspiratorial visions in American film, Ray Pratt

Projecting paranoia : conspiratorial visions in American film, Ray Pratt

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Projecting paranoia : conspiratorial visions in American film
Title
Projecting paranoia
Title remainder
conspiratorial visions in American film
Statement of responsibility
Ray Pratt
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For decades American cinema has mirrored and promoted the postmodern anxieties and paranoid perceptions embedded in our society. Tapping into the moviegoing audience's own projected fears, many Hollywood films seem to confirm our belief that there are indeed secret sinister forces at work and that our lives are at risk because of them. Pratt revisits blockbusters and cult favorites alike and shows how their images of conspiracy have been fostered by the public's increasing distrust of large organizations, producing in turn a cinematic "narrative of resistance" that challenges the status quo. He offers Seven Days in May and Dr. Strangelove as signposts of Cold War hysteria; Chinatown, The Conversation, and Missing as clear reflections of our distrust of political and corporate elites in the wake of Vietnam and Watergate; and Blue Velvet and The Stepfather as dark countermyths to the "family values" touted by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. He also considers gender paranoia in films like Klute, Fatal Attraction, and Silence of the Lambs and reminds us that sometimes, as in Serpico, our guardian police forces need a bit of guarding themselves
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DLC
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Pratt, Ray
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.P6
LC item number
P72 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
CultureAmerica
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Cinéma
  • Motion pictures
  • Films
  • Politieke aspecten
  • Film
  • Politik
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Projecting paranoia : conspiratorial visions in American film, Ray Pratt
Link
https://archive.org/details/projectingparano0000prat
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-298) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Our greatest export is paranoia": visionary paranoia -- Film politics -- The dark vision of film noir -- The culture of resistance in the films of the 1960s -- "You may think you know what's going on here": from neo-noir cynicism to conspiratorial paranoia -- Family values?: the view from Ronald Reagan's closet -- "She was bad news": male paranoia and femmes fatales -- Women and sexual paranoia -- Bad cops and noir politics -- From assassination to surveillance society -- Afterword: new political possibilites in film culture
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 323 pages, [14] pages of plates
Isbn
9780700611485
Lccn
2001002319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46777389
  • (OCoLC)ocm46777389
Label
Projecting paranoia : conspiratorial visions in American film, Ray Pratt
Link
https://archive.org/details/projectingparano0000prat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Our greatest export is paranoia": visionary paranoia -- Film politics -- The dark vision of film noir -- The culture of resistance in the films of the 1960s -- "You may think you know what's going on here": from neo-noir cynicism to conspiratorial paranoia -- Family values?: the view from Ronald Reagan's closet -- "She was bad news": male paranoia and femmes fatales -- Women and sexual paranoia -- Bad cops and noir politics -- From assassination to surveillance society -- Afterword: new political possibilites in film culture
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 323 pages, [14] pages of plates
Isbn
9780700611485
Lccn
2001002319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46777389
  • (OCoLC)ocm46777389

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