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Title:
Disaster and memory : celebrity culture and the crisis of Hollywood cinema
Author:
Dixon, Wheeler W., 1950-
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Publication Information:
New York : Columbia University Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 182 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The moving image in crisis: disaster and memory -- Manufacturing identity in the Cold War era: the televisual gaze -- The industry of transcendence: theorizing a community -- Superstructures of the dominant cinema: the alterity of symbolic capital.
ISBN:
9780231113168

9780231113175
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Using the media coverage of the death of Diana Princess of Wales as a departing point, this book presents a critical assessment of the current state of movies - from the cult of celebrity, to the nature of public surveillance and the role of print and television media in shaping our shared consciousness - unveiling our fascination with disaster.


Table of Contents

1 The Moving Image in Crisis: Disaster and Memory
2 Manufacturing Identity in the Cold War Era: The Televisual Gaze
3 The Industry of Transcendence: Theorizing a Community
4 Superstructures of the Dominant Cinema: The Alterity of Symbolic Capital