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"The Politics of Film Remakes, Reboots, and Sequels"

Film remakes, reboots, and sequels perpetually generate, sustain, and renew popular media texts, whose enduring economic and cultural relevance adds up to more than Hollywood’s deeply ingrained profit principle. Kathleen Loock argues that these movies actively shape how the film industry, cinema, and audiences imagine themselves as they constantly negotiate past and present, stability and change through a serial dynamic of repetition and variation. Film remakes of Stella Dallas, gender-swap reboots, or sequels like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Ghostbusters: Afterlife transform Hollywood’s past into a usable past and become sites where conservative and progressive ideologies are negotiated time and again.
Time
Tuesday, 28.11.23 - 06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Topic
"Hollywood´s Usable Past, or, The Politics of Film Remakes, Reboots, and Sequels"
Speaker
Prof. Dr. Kathleen Loock
Target groups

Students

Researchers

Location
IAAK, Rabinstr. 8
Room
SR 6
Reservation
not required
Organizer
North American Studies, AmerikaHaus NRW e.V.
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