Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!



Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction : the seductive waters of James Cameron's film phenomenon / Gaylyn Studlar and Kevin S. Sandler
"Floating triumphantly" : the American critics on Titanic / Matthew Bernstein
The drama of recoupment : on the mass media negotiation of Titanic / Justin Wyatt and Katherine Vlesmas
Selling my heart : music and cross-promotion in Titanic / Jeff Smith
"Almost ashamed to say I am one of those girls" : Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the paradoxes of girls' fandom / Melanie Nash and Martti Lahti
"Something and someone else" : the mind, the body, and sexuality
Women first : Titanic action-adventure films, and Hollywood's female audience / Peter Krämer
"Size does matter" : notes on Titanic and James Cameron as blockbuster auteur / Alexandra Keller
Heart of the ocean : diamonds and democratic desire in Titanic / Adrienne Munich and Maura Spiegel
Ship of dreams : cross-class romance and the cultural fantasy of Titanic / Laurie Ouellette
Bathos and bathysphere : on submersion, longing, and history in Titanic / Vivian Sobchack
"The china had never been used!" : on the patina of perfect images in Titanic / Julian Stringer
Titanic, survivalism, and the millennial myth / Diane Negra
"It was true! How can you laugh?" : history and memory in the reception of Titanic in Britain and Southampton / Anne Massey and Mike Hammond

About the Author

Kevin S. Sandler is a visiting assistant professor of English at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis and the editor of Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animations (Rutgers University Press). 

Gaylyn Studlar is the director of the Program in Film and Video Studies and a professor of film and English literature at the University of Michigan. She is the co-editor of Visions of the East: Orientalism in Film (Rutgers University Press) and the author of numerous books and articles on film and gender. 


The contributors to this collection sift through the pre-release stories, merchandise tie-ins, advertising gimmicks, video offers, package tours and the like in order to make clear why Titanic turned out to be such a mammoth, international cultural phenomenon. . . . Keeping to the popular spirit of Titanic itself, the book is designed for a broad readership, and the contributors have made an effort to stay away from theoretical jargon.
*Times Literary Supplement*

Anyone interested in accessible scholarly approaches to film and culture studies or a keener insight into why and how one film can resonate across borders at a particular moment in time will find this a stimulating and useful collection of essays.
*Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas*

A thought-provoking collection of essays that bring contemporary cinema into serious focus. Titanic: Anatomy of a Blockbuster is wedded to movie history, to current cultural attitudes, and to its impact on viewers. Too bad someone wasnÆt around to do this for Gone With the Wind.
*chair, Film Studies Program, Wesleyan University*

If Titanic was not just another film, then this work, with its range of approaches and perspectives, is not just another anthology.
*University of Illinois*

The authors in this volume offer a first-rate examination of a question that has long vexed studies of media and popular culture: what makes a text resonate so extensively, so deeply with its audiences that it becomes a public sensation? Sandler and Studlar have assembled a collection of essays that vividly and persuasively demonstrate the complexity of forces acting on the reception of what became the biggest film blockbuster of them all.
*author of Melodrama and Meaning: History, Culture, and the Films of Douglas Sirk*

Intriguing perspectives on a major cultural phenomenon.
*author of Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic" Disaster*

Ask a Question About this Product More...
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling "Titanic": Anatomy of a Blockbuster on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.

Back to top