Citation Ezra E (2002) Resurrecting the alien director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet in Hollywood. New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 1 (1), pp. 54-60.
Abstract This essay examines the critical reception of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Alien Resurrection in the popular Anglo-American press, where the film was often discussed in terms that highlighted the director's status as an 'outsider'. The anxiety that the film elicits among critics, it is argued, is a function of the very abjection that is depicted graphically within the film: a fear of the unclassifiable and of the crossing of boundaries.
Keywords Alien Resurrection; Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Hollywood; Abjection; Jeunet, Jean-Pierre Criticism and interpretation; Motion pictures Reviews; Motion picture industry United States; Motion picture producers and directors France
Journal New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film: Volume 1, Issue 1