This new edition includes all the chapters of the original work, supplemented with analysis of comedy films of the 1990s, a chapter on contemporary filmmakers, including David Fincher & Jim Jarmusch, & an essay on 'Day of the Dead'
Prologue (2003) : our culture, our cinema : for a repoliticized criticism -- Cards on the table -- The chase : flashback, 1965 -- Smart-ass and cutie-pie : notes toward the evaluation of Altman (1975) -- The incoherent text : narrative in the 70s -- The American nightmare : horror in the 70s -- Normality and monsters : the films of Larry Cohen and George Romero -- Brian De Palma : the politics of castration -- Papering the cracks : fantasy and ideology in the Reagan era -- Horror in the 80s -- Images and women -- From buddies to lovers -- Two films by Martin Scorsese -- Two films by Michael Cimino -- Day of the dead : the woman's nightmare -- On and around My best friend's wedding -- Teens, parties, and rollercoasters : a genre of the 90s -- Hollywood today : is an oppositional cinema possible?
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