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MEDIA MOVIES

Performance World: The Truman Show’s Sociology

Truman Burbank’s Audiences in The Truman Show

Being There with the King of Comedy: Television Seen from the Other Direction 

The Essence of Television: the Irresistibility of Chauncey Gardner

Carnivals of Our Fathers: “Media Movies” Before the Television Age

The Clinton Syndrome, or the Survival Legacy

The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused “Talented” Mr. Kaufman

 

HISTORY

Average Nobodies: The Dark Knights of GoodFellas

On and Off, On and Off: Riding Through Roger Rabbit’s World:

Two Cinematic Visions of the Inca Conquest: The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Aguirre: Wrath of God

Death of a President: The Last Temptation of Anti-Bush Critics

 

SOCIOLOGY

Daddy and Father in The Emerald Forest

Fellini’s Orchestra Rehearsal  

 

STANLEY KUBRICK

The Dharma Blues (Eyes Wide Shut)

Don’t Follow Leaders: Animal Mother in Full Metal Jacket

The Interpretive Odyssey of 2001

Perfect Plans and Acts of Creation: Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing

Kubrick’s Ulterior War (Full Metal Jacket)

 

KUBRICK and the COEN BROTHERS

Recalling the Dream of Parenthood in Raising Arizona

Kubrick and the Coen Brothers Again: The Shining and Fargo

 

SAM PECKINPAH

Their Dying is His Living: The Violent Offerings of Sam Peckinpah

 

ORSON WELLES

All the Citizen’s Men

F for Fake: The Ultimate Mirror of Orson Welles

 

AKIRA KUROSAWA

The Radical Capability of Rashomon

 

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

The Mothering of Evil in Several Hitchcock Films

 

FRITZ LANG

Fritz Lang’s Assumption Factory

 

ADAPTATIONS

Proust Regained: On Raoul Ruiz’ Time Regained and Filming the Unfilmable

Unadaptable: The Fatal Problem with The Human Stain

 

WATCHING MOVIES

The Worst Movies I Never Saw

Rating Movies, or Seeing Stars

Un-Movies

A Sequel Too Far

Disturbing Movies

Unwatchable

 

MISCELLANEOUS

A Brief History of Las Vegas

Following the Blind Swordsman: the Zatoichi movies 

Tunes of Mutiny (The Caine Mutiny)

The Revolutionary James Bond Movie: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 

The Ultimate NYC Movie: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) 

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009): Inflating Pelham