José Capino

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Border Cinema

Reimagining Identity through Aesthetics

Rutgers University Press

This collection demonstrates how border cinema resists contemporary border fortification processes, showing how cinematic media have functioned technologically and aesthetically to engender contemporary shifts in national and individual identities while proposing alternative conceptions of these identities to those propagated by the often restrictive current political rhetoric and ideologies that represent a backlash to globalization.

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American Cinema of the 1990s

Themes and Variations

Edited by Chris Holmlund
Rutgers University Press

The essays in American Cinema of the 1990s examine the big-budget blockbusters and critically acclaimed independent films that defined the decade. The 1990s' most popular genre, action, channeled anxieties about global threats such as AIDS and foreign terrorist attacks into escapist entertainment movies. Horror films and thrillers were on the rise, but family-friendly pictures and feel-good romances netted big audiences, too. Meanwhile, independent films captured hearts, engaged minds, and invaded Hollywood: by decade's end every studio boasted its own "art film" affiliate.

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Border Cinema

Reimagining Identity through Aesthetics

Rutgers University Press

This collection demonstrates how border cinema resists contemporary border fortification processes, showing how cinematic media have functioned technologically and aesthetically to engender contemporary shifts in national and individual identities while proposing alternative conceptions of these identities to those propagated by the often restrictive current political rhetoric and ideologies that represent a backlash to globalization.

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