19 MarPerformance World: The Truman Show‘s Sociology


The show must go on Never has a movie better fitted a sociological theory than The Truman Show (1999) to the work of…

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19 MarPrivate (and Public) Traps: Truman Burbank’s Audiences in The Truman Show


Jim Carrey in The Truman Show “Are we trapped like Truman? Is this why we want him to leave his world? Then…

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19 MarAndy Kaufman, Tony Clifton, Mr. Ripley, and the Elisions of Identity


I had an opportunity to see a double feature a couple of years ago on a British Airways flight to Madrid….

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19 MarRecalling the Dream of Parenthood in Raising Arizona


Of babynappings and bodily fluids, Coens and Kubricks In Raising Arizona (1987), a blatantly obscure graffiti can be seen in the lavatory wall…

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19 MarThe Mothering of Evil: In Several Hitchcock Films


“She is so enthralled by her boy, the loving product from her own body, that she remains blind to his true…

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19 MarFritz Lang’s Assumption Factory: Social Agreements and Schisms in Fury, Modern Times, and A Clockwork Orange


Two films of 1936, Chaplin’s Modern Times and Fritz Lang’s Fury (with Spencer Tracy and Sylvia Sydney), appear to have little in common. The former…

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