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About the Author
R. Colin Tait is a PhD Candidate at UT Austin, whose recent publications include work on genre cycles, television, authorship and Robert De Niro. His latest work can be viewed at rcolintait.com
Thomas Schatz, is Professor in the Radio-Television-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written four books on American film (and edited many others), including The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era and Boom and Bust: American Cinema in the 1940s. His recent scholarly works include lead essays in The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008), Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies (2009), and Volume IV: 1976 to the Present, in Blackwell's History of American Film (2010).
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements
Preface by Thomas Schatz
Part One: Author, Brand, Guerrilla
1. The Dialectical Signature: Soderbergh as Classical Auteur
2. Impresario of Indiewood: Soderbergh as Sellebrity Auteur
3. Corporate Revolutionary: Soderbergh as Guerrilla Auteur
Part Two: History, Memory, Text
4. Searching Low and High: The Limey and the Schizophrenic Detective
5. Returning to the Scene of the Crime: Solaris and the Psychoanalytic Detective
6. The (Bl)end of History: The Good German and the Intertextual Detective
Part Three: Crime, Capital, Globalisation
7. Genre and Capital: New Crime Wave in the 1990s
8. The Ethical Heist: Competing Modes of Capital in the Ocean's Trilogy
9. Trafficking Social Change: The Global Social Problem Film in the 2000s
What People are Saying About This
A complex reading of an iconoclastic auteur that is both sophisticated and accessible. This compelling portrait is also a fascinating take on the history of American cinema from the late 1980s to the present.
An excellent analysis of the diverse range of work of one of the most fascinating contemporary filmmakers and the broader industrial and social contexts in which this is situated. Highly recommended.