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Todd Solondz

Julian Murphet

Abstract

This book is a comprehensive study and appraisal of the career of Todd Solondz, one of the key figures of independent cinema in the 1990s, whose box office fortunes have been in decline ever since that heyday. The book argues that this decline is a fitting analogue for the story of American independent cinema more generally and the declining rate of US corporate profit at large. Tracking the long arc of Solondz's seven major feature-length films, the book isolates certain persistent motifs and themes—the fascination with suburban “junkspace,” the logic of repetition with disappointing variatio ... More

Keywords: American cinema, American independent cinema, Todd Solondz, capitalism, satire, classicism, auteur, aesthetics, films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042768
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042768.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Murphet, author
University of New South Wales

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