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Recycled Culture in Contemporary Art and Film
The Uses of Nostalgia

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  • Author: Vera Dika, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California
  • Date Published: June 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521815680

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  • Vera Dika explores the reuse of images, plots and genres of film history from a broad range of critical perspectives. Examining works of art and film that resist the pull of the past, Dika provides an in-depth analysis within a variety of media, including performance, photography, Punk film, and examples from mainstream American and European cinema. Her study analyzes avant-garde art work within the context of contemporary mainstream film practice, as well as in relationship to their historical moment.

    • Examines the effect of recycling narrative and image on film
    • Explores the crossing boundaries between avantgarde art and mainstream film
    • Uses well-known films as case studies
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    • Date Published: June 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521815680
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The returned image
    2. Art and film: New York City in the late 1970s: Jack Goldstein, Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, Amos Poe
    3. Generic returns - the dream has ended: Badlands, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Shootist, The Last Waltz
    4. Re-considering the nostalgia film: American Graffiti, The Conformist, Rocky Horror Picture Show
    5. A return to the 1950s - the dangers in Utopia: Grease, Last Exit to Brooklyn
    6. Coppola and Scorsese - authorial views: Apocalypse Now, One From the Heart, The Last Temptation of Christ
    7. To destroy the sign: Gus Van Sant's Psycho, Geronimo, JFK.

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    Vera Dika, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California

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