Academic discourse, xiii, 48, 52, 77–78, 86–87;
cultural studies, 76; film theory, 113; and
mass culture, 5–6
Addison, Joseph, 91–92
Agrippa, 46. See also Gibson, William
Akira, 191
A la récherche du temps perdu, 136–137, 156. See
also Proust, Marcel
Allen, Woody, 111
Altered States, 117
Amazing Stories, 15
America, 125–129, 134, 147–148, 149–156, 169
American Flagg!, 191, 252 n.2. See also Chaykin,
Howard
American Gladiators, 59
Amusement park rides, 28, 30–31, 121; Hale’s
Tours, 3, 17, 28–29, 89; Ridefilms, 89–90,
109, 121, 122; Star Tours, 29; A Trip to
the Moon/Mission to Mars, 17. See also
Spectacle; Spectacular technologies
Amusement parks, 4–6, 9, 86–87, 91, 116;
‘‘amusement architecture,’’ 166; Tomorrow-
land, 13–31. See also Spectacle
Anticipation of the Night, 118–119. See also
Brakhage, Stan
Architecture: ‘‘Amusement Architecture,’’
166; corporate space, 2, 14; instrumental
rationality of, 24, 31; ‘‘other space,’’
also City, the
Arlen, Harold, 170
Arnold, Edward, 202
Arnold, Jack: The Incredible Shrinking
Astaire, Fred, 2, 144, 158, 167, 169, 170
182, 250 nn.43, 45, 252 n.68
Astro City, 185, 219
Austerlitz, xi
Babbage, Charles, 44
Bachelard, Gaston, 130
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 212–213
Ballard, J. G., 32
Ballet Mécanique, 118
Balsamo, Anne, 241 n.23
The Band Wagon, 162–163, 165, 167–168
171, 174, 175
Barbey, Julius D’Aurevilly, 217–218
Barthes, Roland, 154–155
Bass, Saul, 178
Batman (character), 49, 50, 54, 138, 15
185, 189, 190, 195, 196, 203–206, 207
214, 215–216, 219
Batman (comic book), 203–206, 219, 2
Batman (film), 153, 203
Baudelaire, Charles, 114, 216–217
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