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Index Page numbers for illustrations are in boldface. abandonment, 28, 91 Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision (Stevens ), 5 Abenaa, 87 Abuba, Ernesto: as King Tito, 64, 71 acknowledgment, 113–14, 141, 144 actionism. See Viennese Actionists actor’s role, 93, 98–101 actor trilogy, 90. See also The Blackout; Dangerous Game; and New Rose Hotel Addiction, The (1995), 2, 3, 6, 12, 19, 23, 26, 32, 48, 50, 60, 112, 117, 123, 142, 156; Abel Ferrara on, 170; acknowledgment in, 113; death in, 78, 80, 81, 118; devouring in, 69, 74–75, 83, 116; ending of, 14; fury in, 46; and history , 8–10, 18, 20, 114, 135, 136, 137; knowledge in, 108, 109, 110; morality and revolution in, 57; and philosophy, 18; protagonist’s trajectory in, 34, 35, 38, 46, 51, 70, 80, 114, 135, 152; and the question of evil, 31, 47, 111, 115 adjuration, 156 Adorno, Theodor W., 1, 27, 61, 64 After Hours (Scorsese), 30 agitprop, 109 AIDS, 9, 45, 46 alcoholism, 103, 140–42 Aldrich, Robert, 169 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Carroll ), 21, 142 alienation, 10 allegory, 12–13, 18, 28, 46, 74, 79, 114, 116, 129 Alvarez, Santiago, 54, 137 American cinema, 5, 22 “American Condition, The” (“La Condition américaine”), 53, 59, 67 American economy, 45 American ideology, 27 American imaginary, 150 American imperialism, 9, 61, 126 American “No Wave,” 38 American Way of Life, 150 Amino, Yoshitaka: as Hiroshi, 24, 153, 154, 156 amorality, 6, 15, 66 anamnesis, 22, 50, 106, 146 anamorphosis, 13–14, 29. See also Ferrara ’s films: anamorphic structure of Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable (Nameth), 32 anger, 41, 45, 49 anguish, 18, 34, 110, 113 Ann Uyen, 57 Antigone (Straub/Huillet), 150 Anwar, Gabrielle, as Marti, 7, 13, 20, 69, 83, 85, 106, 151 archetype, 3, 4, 12, 29, 50, 81, 84, 101, 156 Argento, Asia: as Sandii, 24, 26, 38, 50, 51, 69, 87, 90–92, 119, 153–56 Argento, Dario, 51 Argo, Victor: as Cop Bishop, 45 art dealers, 120 artistic torment, 37. See torment artist trilogy, 118–23 200 | Index atonement, 115 Augustine, 67, 114, 116, 132 Auschwitz, 11. See also Nazism: Nazi or death camps avant-garde, 4, 109, 137 B., Scott and Beth, 38 Bad Lieutenant (1992), 3, 12, 14, 31, 39, 56, 62, 77, 108, 112, 123, 128, 165; death in, 75, 78, 118; dreams and visions in, 86, 131; forgiveness, 2, 110; formal invention in, 32, 56, 87; the protagonist’s trajectory, 15, 26, 32–35, 44, 68–69, 70, 80, 111, 113–16, 132–34, 142; rage in, 44; about redemption in, 14, 38; structure of the film, 15, 16, 17 Baldwin, James, 54 barbarity, 74–75 Bataille, Georges, 1, 26, 35, 36, 37, 39, 70, 74, 100 Baudelaire, Charles, 12, 116 Bazelli, Bojan, 169, 170 Bazin, André, 151 Becker, Jacques, 53 Ben Folds Five, 87 Benjamin, Walter, 28, 64, 67, 109 Berenger, Tom: as Matt, 42, 80, 85, 86, 108, 111, 112, 124, 126 Bergman, Ingrid, 9, 52 Bertolucci, Bernardo, 169 Bickford, Charles: as Oliver Niles, 103 Binoche, Juliette: as Marie Palesi/Mary Magdalene, 58, 111, 157 Binswanger, Ludwig, 145, 149 Black Liberation, (Black America; Silent Revolution) (Laurot, Edouard de), 54, 57 Blackout, The (1997), 3, 12, 24–25, 27, 118, 122, 128, 138, 139, 152, 153; allegory in, 79; creating images, 119; critics on, 3, 140; death in, 28, 70; drinking in, 87, 112–13 (see also alcoholism); epilogue of, 121, 155–56; facing the crime, 78; facing violence, 111; figurative elements in, 28, 29; figure of the serial killer in, 49, 52; forms of disruptive perception, 132, 141–51; Matty and Mickey, 24, 116, 117, 120; the protagonist of, 26, 28, 32, 38, 69, 78, 80, 108, 110, 114–15; purpose of delirium, 142; reception of, 5; representing psychic images, 132, 141; structure of, 15, 129, 140 Black Panthers, 54 Blake, William, 35 Blanchot, Maurice, 151 Blank, Les, 93 Blasetti, Alessandro, 53 bloody balls, 73–75, 90 body exploitation. See sexual abuse Body Snatchers (1993), 6, 9, 10, 12, 29, 67, 69, 98, 105, 119, 166; alienation and the double in, 82–83, 85, 146, 151; allegory in, 13, 22, 47; and evil, 7–8; family questions in, 84, 92; and history, 7, 73, 150; the individual in, 26; influences on, 32; metamorphosis in, 20, 80, 106, 123; as a remake, 103; serial killer figure in, 45–46; status of the feminine, 155 Body Snatchers, The (Jack Finney), 6 Boetticher, Budd, 32 Bogdanovich, Peter...


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