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    Death Wish (Deep Focus) (Paperback) By (author) Christopher Sorrentino, Edited by Sean Howe

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    DescriptionDeep Focus is a series of film books with a fresh approach. Take the smartest, liveliest writers in contemporary letters and let them loose on the most vital and popular corners of cinema history: midnight movies, the New Hollywood of the sixties and seventies, film noir, screwball comedies, international cult classics, and more. Passionate and idiosyncratic, each volume of Deep Focus is long-form criticism that's relentlessly provocative and entertaining. Christopher Sorrentino's examination of Death Wish is the second entry in the series. The fourth collaboration between director Michael Winner and actor Charles Bronson, Death Wish was the apotheosis of a succession of films hitting screens during the seventies--including Bullitt, Dirty Harry, and Walking Tall--that tacked against a prevailing liberal wind in Hollywood cinema. Exploiting audience fears of a bestial "other" infesting American cities, and explicitly linking law and order with a pastoral ideal of the Old West (and exurban subdivisions), its glib endorsement of vigilantism infuriated liberal critics even as it filled theaters with cheering audiences. Sorrentino examines Death Wish in its various contexts--as movie, as provocation, as social commentary, as political tautology, and as depiction of urban life--and considers its lasting influence on cinema.


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    Title
    Death Wish
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Sorrentino, Edited by Sean Howe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 85 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781593762896
    ISBN 10: 1593762895
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    DC22: 791.4372
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27420
    DC22: 791.43/72
    LC classification: PN1997.D3775 S67 2010
    Thema V1.0: ATF
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    SOFT SKULL PRESS
    Publication date
    20 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley