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RoboCop

Omar Ahmed

Abstract

RoboCop, Dutch director Paul Verhoeven's first American film, was both a commercial and (surprise) critical hit on release in 1987. Marking its thirtieth anniversary, this book explores the film from a variety of critical approaches, including rereading RoboCop as a Western; the neofascist corporatization of the human body; satire, late-Reagan America and the rise of neoliberalism; resurrection, death, and the figure of the cyborg in science fiction; and the legacy of the film across American cinema and within Verhoeven's own body of work, which includes Total Recall and Starship Troopers, bot ... More

Keywords: Paul Verhoeven, neoliberalism, cyborg, science fiction film, American culture, late-Reagan America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325253
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325253.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Omar Ahmed, author