Scott Clevenger, Sheri Zollinger's Better Living Through Bad Movies PDF

By Scott Clevenger, Sheri Zollinger

We've all heard that, "you examine extra from failure than you do from success." which means all these hours spent gazing crappy videos wasn't a waste of your useful and ever-dwindling lifestyles span; it used to be an schooling! and higher residing via undesirable videos can aid you extract the profound, life-affirming classes from motion pictures like Battlefield Earth, Coyote grotesque, and Indecent Proposal.

In over 50 hilarious experiences, the authors express how one can use the worst video clips ever made to enhance your intercourse existence (it comprises cardboard cutouts and clog dancing), Apocalypse-proof your place (using the next fabrics: John Travolta, Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone and extra Kevin Costner), and win omnipotence and a cheerful Meal through fixing Satan's Junior Jumble.

You also will notice the way to forge a love that may final an entire life (by courting the moribund), use movies like Batman and Robin and superstar Wars: The Phantom threat as grief counseling, and overcome the area utilizing universal fruit bats and dry cleansing fluid. And most vital of all, you'll study Hollywood's final mystery: Why shores and Armageddon are literally the very same motion picture.

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In dominant discourses, gender is collapsed with sexual difference, tout court; this difference is articulated particularly as a difference of women from men. 26 This figure then becomes the site of an essential difference, and the location of ethnic identity (Bosnian women, Croatian women, Muslim women, Serbian women). The close ties between ethnic 38 PRISMATIC MEDIA, TRANSNATIONAL CIRCUITS nationalism and control of reproduction, population and lineage rely already on the mythical reduction of women (Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, or Albanian; Muslim or Christian, living in the various republics of the former Yugoslavia) into “woman,” and specifically into woman as (sexual) difference.

A series of articles published in the pages of the Belgrade newspaper Politika in 1988 serve as an important example of the importance of gender to articulations of ethnic nationalism during the war, taking up the nation-state as a cluster of meanings, affect, boundaries and regulatory effects in the spheres of the law, culture, economy and national identity. Here, reports sought to draw the picture of a Serbian identity threatened by its neighbors. Among the stories is a series of reports that commented on the “national distribution of babies” and particularly on Albanian birth rates in Kosovo.

Marcel Duchamp’s renowned Bicycle Wheel (1913) pushed the questions of the status of the “real” object as a work of art, thus questioning the social definitions of art, the cult of the autographic gesture, and the uniqueness of the art object. 76 Accordingly, reflexivity is itself not a unified or monolithic practice but a contested field of positions (both critical and creative). I mean rather to suggest that the circular paths of return embedded in reflexivity frequently involve a reconciliation of difference and externality 20 PRISMATIC MEDIA, TRANSNATIONAL CIRCUITS in the service of a center or inner necessity in the work of art.

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