Ny, akademisk bog: “The Jaws Book”

Forlaget Bloomsbury Academic udgav den 17. september i år en bog, der gransker urmoderen til alle hajfilm: Steven Spielbergs mesterværk “Jaws”. Bogen – der har undertitlen “New Perspectives on the Classic Summer Blockbuster” – udgøres af en lang række essays, der er skrevet af forskere fra primært britiske universiteter. Bogen, der er på 288 sider, udgives indbundet og som Ebog.

“The Jaws Book: New Perspectives on the Classic Summer Blockbuster” kan købes hos SAXO: KLIK!

Om bogen skriver forlaget følgende:

After 45 years, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws remains the definitive summer blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon with a fierce and dedicated fan base. The Jaws Book: New Perspectives on the Classic Summer Blockbuster is an exciting illustrated collection of new critical essays that offers the first detailed and comprehensive overview of the film’s significant place in cinema history. Bringing together established and young scholars, the book includes contributions from leading international writers on popular cinema including Murray Pomerance, Peter Krämer, Sheldon Hall, Nigel Morris and Linda Ruth Williams, and covers such diverse topics as the film’s release, reception and canonicity; its representation of masculinity and children; the use of landscape and the ocean; its status as a western; sequels and fan-edits; and its galvanizing impact on the horror film, action movie and contemporary Hollywood itself.

Bogens indhold:

Carl Gottlieb (Screenwriter of Jaws)

I.Q. Hunter (De Montfort University, UK) and Matthew Melia (Kingston University, UK)

Part One: Production, Reception and Style

1. ‘She Was the First’: The Place of Jaws in American Film History
Peter Krämer (De Montfort University, UK)

2. Not the First: Myths of Jaws
Sheldon Hall (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

3. Cutting to the Chase: Editing Jaws
Warren Buckland (Oxford Brookes University, UK)

4. ‘The Shark is Not Working’ – But the Music Is: Scoring a Hit with Jaws
Emilio Audissino (University of Southampton, UK)

5. In the Teeth of Criticism: Forty-Five Years of Jaws
Nigel Morris (University of Lincoln, UK)

6. Jaws, in Theory
Murray Pomerance (Independent scholar, Canada)

Part Two: Interpretation
7. Jaws as Jewish
Nathan Abrams (Bangor University, UK)

8. Children as Bait
Linda Ruth Williams (Exeter University, UK)

9. Reflexive Epistemology in Jaws and Jurassic Park
Robert Geal (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

10. ‘We Delivered the Bomb’: On Jaws, Guilt, and the Atomic Myth
Matthew Leggatt (University of Winchester, UK)

11. The Way Home: Shifting Perspectives in Jaws
Daniel Varndell (University of Winchester, UK)

12. Relocating the Western in Jaws
Matthew Melia (Kingston University, UK)

Part Three: Beyond Jaws

13. ‘Just When You Thought It Was Safe…’: The Jaws Sequels
Kathleen Loock (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

14. Martha’s Vineyard Revisited: The Making-Ofs and Their Narrative Strategies
Felix Lempp (University of Hamburg, Germany)

15. Ben Gardner’s Head is Missing: Notes on Jaws: The Sharksploitation Edit
Neil Jackson (University of Lincoln, UK)

16. Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: Jaws and Natural History Documentary
Vincent Campbell (University of Leicester, UK)