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Whose lives are they anyway? 1 edition

Whose lives are they anyway?
Dennis Bingham

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Whose lives are they anyway?
the biopic as contemporary film genre
Dennis Bingham.

Published 2010 by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction: a respectable genre of very low repute
Book one: the great man biopic and its discontents. Strachey's way, or all's well that ends Welles: certain tendencies of the film biography
Rembrandt (1936)
Flashback/flashforward: Citizen Kane and the biopic
"But does he really deserve a place ... in here?": Lawrence of Arabia and the subject-turned-object
Nixon, Oliver Stone, and the unmaking of the self-made man p.s.: W.
Ghost picture: 32 short films about Glenn Gould
Lust for tripe: the biopic of someone who doesn't deserve one
Appropriation or assimilation, or the postclassical biopic and African American subjects: Spike Lee's Malcolm X
Raoul Peck's Lumumba: drama, documentary, and the post-colonial appropriation
Book two: a woman's life is never done. Prologue
Toying with the genre, or the bare bones of the female biopic: superstar: The Karen Carpenter story
Criminal woman, male discourses, and female biopics: I want to live!
Barbra and Julie at the dawning of the age of Aquarius: biopics and the fall of the female star
Funny girl
Suffocation: female biopics of the 1980s
Gorillas in the mist
Re-framing the female biography: An angel at my table
"She's like a superhero": Erin Brockovich and Hollywood feminist revisionism, after a fashion
Notorious, or present and future lives of the female biopics
The notorious Bettie Page: feminism, free will, and God's will
Marie Antoinette: the female biopic gets the guillotine
I'm not there: some conclusions on a book concerning biopics.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PN1995.9.B55 B56 2010

The Physical Object

p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
9780813546575, 9780813546582
LC Control Number
Library Thing
6943513 6544921

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