Surprises Down Nightmare Alley

posted May 27, 2013

Sure, the film noir features wise-cracking detectives and alluring femmes fatales. It even extols these characteristics as enviable personality traits. But is that the real point of the genre? A recent book interrogates a suspect notion.

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Treacherous Subject: Doing Archival Work in Việt Nam

posted July 16, 2012

In her book Treacherous Subjects: Gender, Culture, and Trans-Vietnamese Feminism, issued in April by Temple University Press, Lan P. Duong, an associate professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California at Riverside, takes feminist perspectives on post-Vietnam war era filmmakers Tony Bui and Tran Anh Hung; filmmaker, writer, and composer Trinh T.

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