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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 12–26.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Kristin Miller This article contemplates the way Northern and Southern California have been used in science fiction films since the 1970s. Continuing a trend the author traces to the 1940s novels Earth Abides and Ape and Essence , Northern California represents possible utopian futures while...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 69–75.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Scott Simmon California’s forgotten movie heritage is on view in the National Film Preservation Foundation’s Treasures 5: The West, 1898-1938 DVD set. Included among the 40 films are such fictional ones as The Sergeant (1910, the first surviving narrative film shot in Yosemite), Salomy Jane (1914...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... That means not only that the city will appear different, but it will no longer correspond to memories of its coloration, or to its depictions in famous films. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 light-emitting diodes Los Angeles Blade Runner Chinatown color vision...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 September 2013
...William Deverell; Tom Sitton This article places the 1974 film Chinatown alongside the historical events that the film portrays. Rather than a simple comparison between fact and fiction, Deverell and Sitton instead explore what we can learn about the people, places, and events in both Chinatown and...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 57–61.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Miroslava Chávez-García “Interview with Yolanda Cruz” is a conversation with filmmaker Yolanda Cruz, a graduate of UCLA’s film school and 2011 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow. The interview focuses on her filmmaking, indigenous origins as a Chatino (one of sixteen indigenous groups in Oaxaca...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 115–122.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Annie Powers A partially reproduced photo album of two men, William Oliver and Henry Frick, who photographed their road trip along the Los Angeles aqueduct in 1915. The photos and their captions reveal contemporary car culture, engagement with the film industry, and interest in the origins of water...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 82–86.
Published: 01 July 2013
...David Lau This essay is a review of two recent books of criticism: Bill Mohr's account of the Los Angeles poetry scene and Ignacio Lopez-Calvo's account of recent film and fiction set in Latino L.A. The essay argues for a conception of L.A. rooted in understanding the political and economic history...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 72–81.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Christine Bacareza Balance On October 30, 1975—a historical pivot point between 1930s film noir and 1990s gangsta rap— Bay Area poet Nashira Priester introduced to San Francisco State University’s (SFSU) Poetry Center audience the city’s latest musical outlaws: the West Coast Gangster Choir, a...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 6–12.
Published: 01 June 2012
... film documentary 6 boomca l i f o r n i a . c om Boom: A Journal of California, Vol. 2, Number 2, pps 6 12. ISSN 2153-8018, electronic ISSN 2153-764X. © 2012 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... just ours but one made up of artifacts of generations of family members: Bibles and Sunday hats, old wallets still filled with gasoline Charg-a-Plates and oxidized pocket change, a cache of antique cameras still spooled with film, and a river of photographs documenting their journey west. A few...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Village near Sacramento. The actress Tippi Hedren, famous for Hitchcock films, visited the refugee camp, and the women were fascinated with her painted nails. She arranged for them to attend beauty school, and an industry was born. Now, more than 80 percent of Cali- fornia nail salons are owned by...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... August of 2009, the city had the highest number methamphetamine users in the nation.5 It is quite charming and this was an extraordinary film, a sad portrait of a very different California from the one you see in Entourage6 wrote Sam Wollastan for The Guardian about Theroux s documentary. I had always...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 62–69.
Published: 01 December 2016
... shaft in patina leather. What were they digging for? I saw it in the films like Easy Rider and Sam Peckinpah s The Ballad of Cable Hogue individuals leaving home, set- ting up watering holes in the middle of the desert, always with dirt-encrusted beards. I heard it in Joni Mitchell s directive to get...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2016
... at the de Young in San Francisco brings together 175 photographs, films, and ephemera on Lyon s life in the Southwest; abandoned street children in Colombia; the political turmoil in Haiti; the chaos of life Danny Lyon, Occupy Oakland, City Hall, Oakland 2011. Collection of the artist, L139 © Danny...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
... ethnography, fiction, space, time, narrative, and the future. The first, titled en- Counter Chinatown is composed of a relatively disjointed set of rapidly cut shots of Chinatown, much in the spirit of the early city symphony films of the 1920s. Yet here the subject matter is not frenetically moving...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 100–109.
Published: 01 September 2016
... City who advocates for street safety, and his taskforce invited children to play in a protected street, liberating it from cars for play. Image by Devin Koba. Erasure Film documenting racial and environmental erasure in and around La Placita, Los Angeles. Image by LeighAnna Hildalgo, Andrew Ko, Paola...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and the physical and social sciences. But what of the humanities? Those fields that aim to understand history, the arts, meaning, expression, and experience make substantial contributions to our thinking about cities and culture. From classicists to con- temporary film scholars, humanists enrich an...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Los Angeles. Students worked in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams to make films, produce thick maps8 and propose digital activist interventions, all with the goal of creating a founda- tion for a cross-disciplinary learning community prepared to work together for the remainder of the year. In...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 22–36.
Published: 01 June 2012
... for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Rights and Permissions website, http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2012 fandom entertainment industry San Diego graphic novels film 22 boomca l i f o r n i a . c om Boom: A...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
...? Martinez argues that the collective memories of 1968 and 2014 have produced art, formal and informal monu- ments, and film, but no concrete legal accountability for the perpetrators.12 Knowing this, we must ask, is legal account- ability the only type of accountability that is valuable to track in...