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Projecting the Shadow: The Cyborg Hero in American Film

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Part human, part machine, the cyborg is the hero of an increasingly popular genre of American film and, as Janice H. Rushing and Thomas S. Frentz so ... Show synopsis

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  • Projecting the Shadow: The Cyborg Hero in American Film (University of Chicago Press) – Hardcover (1995)
    by Janice Hocker Rushing, Thomas S Frentz

    Projecting the Shadow: The Cyborg Hero in American Film
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    Hardcover, University of Chicago Press
    1995
    English
    Revised ed.
    261 pages

    ISBN: 0226731669
    ISBN-13: 9780226731667

    Part human, part machine, the cyborg is the hero of an increasingly popular genre of American film and a cultural icon emblematic of an emergent postmodern mythology. Using the cyborg film as a point of departure, the authors examine how we rework Western myths and initiation rites in the face of new technologies. Through in-depth examinations of six representative films - "Jaws", "The Deer Hunter", "The Manchurian Candidate", "Blade Runner", "The Terminator", and "Terminator 2" - the authors track the narrative's thread ... Show more

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