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Contribution to Book
Stuntman Mike, Simulation, and Sadism in 'Death Proof'
Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy (2007)
  • Aaron C. Anderson, University of California - San Diego
Abstract
A reading of gendered violence, body horror, "hyperreality," and postmodern cinematic nostalgia in Quentin Tarantino's 'Death Proof' through Jean Baudrillard's 'Simulacra and Simulation' and 'America' as well as Gilles Deleuze's "Coldness and Cruelty" ('Masochism').
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Publication Date
2007
Editor
Richard Greene and K. Silem Mohammad
Publisher
Open Court Publishing Company
Citation Information
Anderson, Aaron C. "Stuntman Mike, Simulation, and Sadism in Death Proof." Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy. Ed. Richard Greene and K. Silem Mohammad. Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company, 2007. 13-20. Print.