Cruisin' for a bruisin': Hollywood's deadly lesbian dolls -- 5. Contemporary American Independent Film: From the Margins to the Mainstream, ed. Don't go to the movies without it!. The Velvet Light Trap 53 2004 98-100 Chris Holmlund's Impossible Bodies is a collection of essays in which she explores the intersections of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in filmic representations of bodies. Impossible Bodies: Femininity and Masculinity at the Movies.
New topics include Global Hollywood; Contemporary Women Directors; Queer Theory; and Postmodernism. Portillo would be returning after a lengthy absence, we decided to do an old- fashioned, face-to-face interview. She includes films such as Personal Best Robert Towne, 1982 and Desert Hearts Donna Deitch, 1985 and argues that these films. Christine Holmlund Christine Holmlund, a professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, was elected in March as president of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the foremost international organization in film studies. His films disrupt what is often perceived as an inflexible divide between the artistic and the commercial, high art and exploitation, forging a surprising, exciting, inimitable signature style. Justus Nieland is a Ph.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The Velvet Light Trap 55 2005 33-38 Marnie Binfield Jean Lauer arranged an interview with Lourdes Portillo, a Mexican American independent filmmaker based in San Francisco, and helped draft a list of questions. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press. About the Series The Comedia series features new theoretical and empirical work exploring the dynamics of the arts and culture industries, and addressing critical issues in the field of contemporary popular culture: issues of production, design, marketing, and consumption. For example, Himes' biographers explain the difficulty Himes had in getting past the prison censors several stories, intended for publication in Esquire. Exploring a range of genres and considering both stars and their sidekicks, Holmlund examines ways in which Hollywood accommodates - or doesn't - a variety of 'impossible' bodies, from the 'outrageous' physiques of Dolph Lundgren and Dolly Parton, to the almost-invisible bodies of Asian-Americans, Latinas and older actors. While the principle focus is contemporary, the series also offers historical, educational, and policy-oriented perspectives across a broad range of media and cultural forms, from the news media to the visual arts. Chris Holmlund and Justin Wyatt.
This is not the Hollywood we thought we knew. London: British Film Institute, p. London and New York: Routledge, pp. Series Title: Abstract: Impossible Bodies investigates issues of ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in contemporary Hollywood. In essence, I suggest that Generation X is more usefully defined as a spectatorship rather than as a group of individuals with common practices and rituals.
In her analysis, Holmlund draws on diverse fields of study, including cultural studies, psychoanalytic theory, and reception studies. By 1929 he had gradually become more interested in the individual's relation to the masses, as seen in The General Line's focus upon a peasant woman's struggle to form a cooperative in her village. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, pp. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries. My purpose here is to partially recuperate the notion of Generation X for cultural studies if only because I believe such a project holds valuable lessons for those wishing to apprehend the historical conditions of contemporary subcultural formations. Canadian Journal of Popular Culture.
The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print. Don't go to the movies without it!. I need to pass that torch and move on to something else. I met Lourdes Portillo on a warm day at the end of May 2004 at a coffee shop in San Francisco's Mission District. Exploring a range of genres and considering both stars and their sidekicks, Holmlund examines ways in which Hollywood accommodates - or doesn't - a variety of 'impossible' bodies, from the 'outrageous' physiques of Dolph Lundgren and Dolly Parton, to the almost-invisible bodies of Asian-Americans, Latinas and older actors. Studies in New Zealand Culture. And that's what I mean about passing the torch.
London: British Film Institute, pp. Visible difference and flex appeal: The body, sex, sexuality and race in the Pumping Iron films -- 2. This is a study of masculinity in Stalinist Soviet cinema. And it has kept awareness up around what is going on in Juárez. Impossible Bodies investigates issues of ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in contemporary Hollywood. Examining stars from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Clint Eastwood, to Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Lopez, Holmlund focuses on actors whose physique or appearance marks them as unusual or exceptional, and yet who occupy key and revealing positions in today's mainstream cinema.
By considering Eisenstein's importance to such debates, we can begin to see both the theoretical sophistication and blind spots of American leftist film theorists and critics of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Visible Difference and Flex Appeal: The Body, Sex, Sexuality and Race in the Pumping Iron Films 2. His has published in The Velvet Light Trap, and he now works on vernacular avant-gardism in modernist fiction I would like to thank Susan Gubar and Judith Roof for their careful and insightful comments on earlier versions of this essay. . Society for Cinema and Media Studies.