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The films of James Cameron : critical essays / edited by Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and Stephen McVeigh
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2011
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 Alumni Authors/1st floor  PN1998.3.C352 F57 2011    AVAILABLE
Alumni author: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
Subject Cameron, James, 1954- -- Criticism and interpretation
Physical Description ix, 229 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: persistence of visions-approaching the films of James Cameron / Stephen McVeigh and Matthew Wilhelm Kapell -- Surveying James Cameron's reluctant political commentaries: 1984-2009 / Stephen McVeigh and Matthew Wilhelm Kapell -- Fighting the history wars on the big screen: from The terminator to Avatar / Ace G. Pilkington -- "She's a goddam liar": perspectives on the truth in Aliens and Titanic / Andrew B. R. Elliott -- Art, image and spectacle in high concept cinema / Bruce Isaacs -- "You have to look with better eyes than that": a filmmaker's ambivalence to technology / Elizabeth Rosen -- "So what's your story?" morphing myths and feminizing archetypes from The terminator to Avatar / Dean Conrad -- Between Aliens and Avatar: mapping the shifting terrain of the struggle for women's rights / Elisa Narminio and Matthew Wilhelm Kapell -- Terminators, Aliens, and Avatars: the emergence of archetypal homosexual themes in a filmmaker's imagination / Roger Kaufman -- "I see you": colonial narratives and the act of seeing in Avatar / John James and Tom Ue -- Gonzalo Guerrero and the Maya resistance to the Spanish Conquistadors: a sixteenth century "Avatar" of Avatar / C. Scott Littleton -- Conclusion: seeing the films of James Cameron mythically / Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and Stephen McVeigh
Summary "The works of James Cameron have had a profound effect upon popular culture and the technology of moviemaking. This collection of essays on Cameron's films, written by a diverse group of scholars from a wide range of disciplines, provides a comprehensive exploration of the work and legacy of one of America's foremost filmmakers"--Provided by publisher
Note Alumni Author: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
Alternate Author Kapell, Matthew
McVeigh, Stephen

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