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1950s Rocketman Tv Series And Their Fans

Author : Cynthia J. Miller
ISBN : 9780230377318
Genre : History
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The heyday of the televised rocketman came before our actual travels in space occurred and was a burgeoning time in TV history. Before astronauts like John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Neil Armstrong were household names, before the 'one small step' that left America's national footprint on the Moon, and before the wonders of science fiction became the wonders of science fact, battles were fought with Para-Ray guns and Cosmic Vibrators, 'Opticon Scillometers' scanned through walls, heroes in jetpacks soared through the skies, and the universe was full of wonder. The fourteen essays featured here focus on series such as Space Patrol, Tom Corbett, and Captain Z-Ro, exploring their roles in the day-to-day lives of their fans through topics such as mentoring, promotion of the real-world space program, merchandising, gender issues, and ranger clubs - all the while promoting the fledgling medium of television.

Horrors Of War

Author : Cynthia J. Miller
ISBN : 9781442251120
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume explores the representation of the supernatural in war stories in various media. These essays show how such depictions reflect (or challenge) the popular memory of particular wars and engage with cultural attitudes toward war in general and associated issues such as battlefield heroism, military ethics, and the politics of sacrifice.

Undead In The West Ii

Author : Cynthia J. Miller
ISBN : 9780810892651
Genre : Performing Arts
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This companion to Undead in the West (Scarecrow 2012) explores the blending of the Western genre with zombies, vampires, mummies, ghosts, and spirits in comics, graphic novels, literature, games, new media, fandom and material culture.

Cult Collectors

Author : Lincoln Geraghty
ISBN : 9781136474316
Genre : Social Science
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Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise. Author Lincoln Geraghty argues that there has been a change in the fan convention space, where collectible merchandise and toys, rather than just the fictional text, have become objects for trade, nostalgia, and a focal point for fans’ personal narratives. New technologies also add to this changing identity of cult fandom whereby popular websites such as eBay and ThinkGeek become cyber sites of memory and profit for cult fan communities. The book opens with an analysis of the problematic representations of fans and fandom in film and television. Stereotypes of the fan and collector as portrayed in series such as The Big Bang Theory and films like The 40 Year Old Virgin are discussed alongside changes in consumption practices and the mainstreaming of cult media. Following this, theoretical chapters consider issues of gender, representation, nostalgia and the influence of social media. Finally, extended case study chapters examine in detail the connections between the fan community and the commodities bought and sold. Topics discussed include: The San Diego Comic-Con and the cult geographies of the fan convention Hollywood memorabilia and collecting cinema history The Star Wars franchise, merchandising and the adult collector Online stores and the commercialisation of cult fandom Mattel, Hasbro and nostalgia for animated eighties children’s television

International Westerns

Author : Cynthia J. Miller
ISBN : 9780810892880
Genre : Performing Arts
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This collection of essays examines non-American Westerns and explores their significance, meanings, and reception. These essays also look at how Hollywood sensibilities are reflected, distorted, or challenged by filmmakers of Westerns in Europe, Australia, and other regions outside the U.S.

What S Eating You

Author : Cynthia J. Miller
ISBN : 9781501322419
Genre : Performing Arts
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Divided into four thematic sections, What's Eating You? explores the deeper significance of food on screen-the ways in which they reflect (or challenge) our deepest fears about consuming and being consumed. Among the questions it asks are: How do these films mock our taboos and unsettle our notions about the human condition? How do they critique our increasing focus on consumption? In what ways do they hold a mirror to our taken-for-granteds about food and humanity, asking if what we eat truly matters? Horror narratives routinely grasp those questions and spin them into nightmares. Monstrous "othersÂ?? dine on forbidden fare; the tables of consumption are turned, and the consumer becomes the consumed. Overindulgence, as Le Grande Bouffe (1973) and Street Trash (1987) warn, can kill us, and occasionally, as films like The Stuff (1985) and Poultrygeist (2006) illustrate, our food fights back. From Blood Feast (1963) to Sweeney Todd (2007), motion pictures have reminded us that it is an "eat or be eatenÂ?? world.

Undead In The West

Author : Cynthia J. Miller
ISBN : 9780810885455
Genre : Performing Arts
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Undead in the West is a collection of essays that explore the many tropes and themes through which undead Westerns make the genre’s inner plagues and demons visible, and lay siege to a frontier tied to myths of strength, ingenuity, freedom, and independence. Featuring several illustrations and a filmography, the volume is divided into three sections: “Reanimating Classic Western Tropes” examines traditional Western characters, symbolism, and plot devices and how they are given new life in undead Westerns; “The Moral Order Under Siege” explores the ways in which the undead confront classic values and morality tales embodied in Western films; and “And Hell Followed with Him” looks at justice, retribution, and retaliation at the hands of undead angels and avengers.

Too Bold For The Box Office

Author : Cynthia J. Miller
ISBN : 9780810885196
Genre : Performing Arts
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In Too Bold for the Box Office, Cynthia J. Miller has assembled essays by scholars and filmmakers who examine the unique cinematic form of mockumentary. Individually, each of these essays looks at a given instance of mockumentary parody and subversion, examining the ways in which each calls into question our assumptions, pleasures, beliefs, and even our senses. Writing about national film, television, and new media traditions as diverse as their backgrounds, this volume’s contributors explore and theorize the workings of mockumentaries, as well as the strategies and motivations of the writers and filmmakers who brought them into being.

Steaming Into A Victorian Future

Author : Julie Anne Taddeo
ISBN : 9780810885868
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents a collection of essays looking at the social and cultural aspects of steampunk and its relationship to popular culture.

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Author : Heidi Betts
ISBN : 9783864941788
Genre : Fiction
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Vernaschen erlaubt von Betts, Heidi Vanessa steckt in der Klemme. Ausgerechnet ihr Exmann Marcus will in ihre kleine, aber feine Bäckerei investieren. Zwar braucht sie das Geld, fürchtet jedoch eine allzu enge Zusammenarbeit. Außer ihren Rezepten hütet sie nämlich noch ein anderes süßes Geheimnis vor ihm ... Ein Koch zum Anbeißen von Castell, Dianne Seine Spaghetti sind unwiderstehlich - genau wie Nick selbst. Er ist sexy und wirkt so männlich. Aber beim heimlichen Stöbern in seinem Schrank findet Dixie Schmuck, Parfüm und Reizwäsche. Hat sie sich in ihm getäuscht? Sie beschließt, Nick zu verführen. Natürlich nur als Test ... Darf eine Nanny sexy sein? von Galitz, Cathleen Ihr erster Auftritt als Nanny ist eine Katastrophe! Trotzdem bekommt Heather den Job - der schnell zum Spiel mit dem Feuer wird. Denn je heftiger sie sich mit ihrem Boss Tobias Danforth um Erziehungsfragen streitet, desto stärker wird die gegenseitige Anziehungskraft ...

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