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Abstract: Genteel culture failed to provide an effective model for the development of the early American film industry. The history
of the Triangle Film Corporation exemplifies the conflict between highbrow ideals and commercial necessity and shows how consumer
values transformed the aesthetic and ethical standards of the genteel middle class.
Abstract: Applying the literature of passing to cyborg cinema makes visible the politics of cyborg representations and illuminates contemporary
conceptions of mixed-race subjectivity and interpolations of mixed-race bodies. The passing narrative also reveals the constitutive
role of melancholy and nostalgia both in creating cyborg cinema and in undermining its subversive potential.
Mary C. Beltrán
Abstract: This article interrogates the rise of the "multiculti" action film and the casting of multiracial actors as Hollywood action
film protagonists. These trends are examined in light of shifts in U.S. ethnic demographics and youth-oriented popular culture.
Abstract: Jane Campion's film "The Piano" (1993) opens an uncanny space in mainstream movies where cinematic enunciation intersects
with the linguistic and psychoanalytic innovations of the last half-century. This article presents a glimpse into the traces
(semios) of FEMININITY as latent extra-Symbolic discourse in Campion's film.
Sylvia Shin Huey Chong
Abstract: "The Deer Hunter's" controversial representation of the Vietnam War reveals how violence figures an imaginary relationship
between the American subject and its Oriental other. This article examines the film's reception and relationship to media
images of the war, particularly Eddie Adams's photograph "Saigon Execution."
Yvonne Tasker, Diane Negra
Scott Higgins, Sara Ross
Kirsten Moana Thompson, Rebecca M. Gordon