INDEX
Abelove, Henry, 225 n39
abortion debates, 119-21
accidental pairings by race, 158
aestheticization: of difference, 1-2, 10, 12, 22;
of race, 153; of social conflict, 152-53; of
violence in Lynch, 140-41
affirmative action, 160, 171
Aiello, Danny, 250 n37
Alexander, Elizabeth, 57, 228 n60, 228 n62,
228 n63
Alien movies, 60, 232 n25, 113, 125; Alien 3,
120-21, 125
"America's Most Wanted," 239-40 n6
anality, 86; and masculine anxiety, 86; in
Tarantino, 194-95, 203; and violence in
Tarantino, 189-92, 193, 199-200
Angelou, Maya, 187
Ansen, David, 39, 164
Aronowitz, Stanley, 61, 229 n5
Ashby, Hal, 201
audience, 39-40, 55, 126-27, 132, 183-84,
197,250 n35; for African American films,
163; for Lynch, 155-56
auteur/auteurism, 22; and censorship, 152;
and fandom, 133; and independent films,
132-33; and race, 160-61; Tarantino as,
196;
and taste cultures, 22-23; theories of,
133, 196-97, 241 n2, 242 n3
Bailey, Cameron, 131, 154, 241 n1
Baldwin, James, 29, 31, 51, 159, 246 nl, 248
n28
banality, 6, 218 nl2
Barkin, Ellen, 85
Basic Instinct, 21, 61, 63, 64, 68, 70, 83, 84, 88,
89,91,95,96
Bassett, Angela, 188, 246 n4
Batman, 219 nl3, 239 n33
"battle of the sexes" in popular culture,
99-100,111
Baumgold,Julie,l09-10
Becker, Harold, 61
Bellour, Raymond, 221 n3
Berenger, Tom, 71
Bergstrom, Janet, 221 n3
Bersani, Leo, 225 n38
Bigelow, Kathryn, 188, 246 n4
Birth of a Nation, The, 188
Biskind, Peter, 251 n12, 252 n25
Black, Shane, 222 n11
black Hollywood, 160-61, 247 n7
black masculinity in film, 161-62; and Afri-
can American women critics, 161-62; in
Tarantino, 210-11. See also masculinity
Blade Runner, 104,231 nl7, 232 n22
blockbusters, 126; failed, 55-56, 57; vs. small
productions, 7, 9, 27, 99
Blue Velvet, 131, 133, 134, 140, 142-43, 149,
151,245 n31
Bobbitt,John Wayne, 235 nl
body and body/mind split, 32-33; female
hardbody, 109-10, 113, 116, 120, 239 n27;
and gender theater, 116; as machine, 113,
116-17, 122; male body as spectacle, 45-48,
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