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ISBN-13: 9780814340110
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 05/02/2016
Series: Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ewa Mazierska is professor in film studies at the University of Central Lancashire and principal editor of a journal Studies in Eastern European Cinema. She has published over twenty monographs and edited collections, including From Self-Fulfillment to Survival of the Fittest: Work in European Cinema from the 1960s to the Present, Postcolonial Approaches to Eastern European Cinema: Representing Neighbours on Screen (with Eva Näripea and Lars Kristensen), and Work in Cinema: Labor and Human Condition. Mazierska’s work has been translated into almost twenty languages, including French, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Portugese, Estonian, and Serbian.

Alfredo Suppia is professor of film studies at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. He is also the author of Rarefied Atmosphere: Science Fiction in Brazilian Cinema and The Replicant Metropolis: Constructing a Dialogue Between Metropolis and Blade Runner.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Marxism and Science Fiction Cinema Ewa Mazierska Alpredo Suppia 1

1 First Contact or Primal Scene: Communism Meets Real Socialism Meets Capitalism in Early Czechoslovak Science Fiction Cinema Petra Hanáková 25

2 Soviet and Post-Soviet Images of Capitalism: Ideological Fissures in Marek Piestrak's Polish-Estonian Coproductions Eva Näripea 48

3 Paying Freedom Dues: Marxism, Black Radicalism, and Blaxploitation Science Fiction Mark Bould 72

4 The Biopolitics of Globalization in Damir Lukacevic's Transfer Sherryl Vint 98

5 Capitalism and Wasted Lives in District 9 and Elysium Ewa Mazierska Alfredo Suppia 121

6 Marxism vs. Postmodernism: The Case of The Matrix Tony Burns 149

7 Representation of "Gaming Capitalism" in Avalon and Garner Ewa Mazierska 179

8 Remote Exploitations: Alex Riveras Materialist SF Cinema in the Age of Cognitive Capitalism Alfredo Suppia 202

9 Rags and Revolution: Visions of the Uimpenproletariat in Latin American Zombie Films Mariano Paz 229

Contributors 251

Index 255

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