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  Game Studies - Lara Croft: Feminist Icon or Cyberbimbo? On the Limits of Textual Analysis
Lara Croft is by no means the first gun-toting action heroine and the iconography of her representation conforms to conventions deployed from Annie Get Your Gun onwards, but also has forerunners in comic book heroines such as Tank Girl.
Lara is the perfect "object" of desire in what he describes as the equivalence between his look and her performance: she is unwittingly consumed and incorporated through this look.
Lara too has "a beautiful surface that is appealing and charming to man [which] masks either an "interior" that is mechanical or an "outside" that is deceitful" (1996).
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 Being Lara Croft, or, We Are All Sci Fi - PopMatters | Features
Being Lara Croft, or, We Are All Sci Fi - PopMatters
Lara is an icon of a technological sophistication that makes Pong look even more ridiculously primitive than it does already, and yet for all of the hypermodern technology that has gone into her design, she still can't beat the goddamn thing.
Neither does Lara Croft's on-line "bio," which paints her as an inveterate wanderluster who prefers her own company to that of others, an aristocratic child who is nevertheless drawn to the middlebrow field of archaeology at the tender age of sixteen.
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 Who is Lara Croft ?
Lara Croft, daughter of Lord Henshingly Croft, was born in England on February 14th 1968.
As Lara read further, she learned that Von Croy was currently preparing for an archaeological tour across Asia, culminating in a potential new discovery to be made in Cambodia.
Lara probably should have died there, as most people would have, instead she learned how to depend on her wits to stay alive in hostile conditions a world away from her sheltered upbringing.
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 Statement Outline
Lara Croft is a dominatrix, a femme fatale.
Lara Croft is a positive role model for women and girls and a possible entry point for women into the male discourse domain of computer games.
Nuderaider strips Lara Croft’s already scant clothing to reveal polygonal tits and ass as she fights her way up the game levels, operating within the bounds of gender-subject configuration "a", Lara as fetish object of the male gaze.
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 Lara Sanctuary - Tomb Raider's Lara Croft
The official name of the next Tomb Raider game is Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and the first screenshot is going straight to where it matters most – the people who have supported Lara across the years.
One would need to be blind to not see the impact that Lara Croft has had, both on gaming in general, as well as pop-culture.
She is a character that people connect with, a character that transcends the media in which she was originally presented.
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 Switch-Does Laura Croft Ware Fake Polygons
Lara Croft is the monstrous offspring of science, an idealized eternally young female automaton, a malleable, well-trained techno-puppet created by and for the male gaze.7 The popular Nuderaider patch, a game add-on that strips Lara Crofts clothing is evidence of this gender-subject configuration.
Lara Croft traces her lineage to the female robot in Fritz Lang’s "Metropolis", mannequins, blow-up dolls and comic book heroines.
Nuderaider strips Lara Croft’s already scant clothing to reveal polygonal tits and ass as she fights her way up the game levels, operating within the bounds of gender-subject configuration "a", Lara as object of the male gaze.
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 CBUB Fights: Lara Croft vs Indiana Jones
With Lara Croft, If she dies all you have to do is press the restart button and you on your way again.
Lara is reliant on her guns while Jones just needs a whip and a reason.
Lara has rushed through the opening in the wall and she and Indiana are sneaking through the smoke, between various crates and vehicles on the base compound.
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 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Goofs: Continuity: In the morning after the attack on Lara's mansion when the delivery service guy comes in to deliver mail, he comes upon Lara's mansion doors open and then as he proceeds and the camera angle changes, it now appears that both doors are shut.
When Lara finds one piece of the artefact hidden by her deceased father in their house, she becomes a target for the group.
The one action sequence that doesn't is the raid on the Croft mansion – although silly, this is the most enjoyable scene of the film.
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 DVD Review - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Photojournalist and tomb-raiding archeologist Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) lives a life of opulence in her sprawling estate, accompanied by a droll butler (Christopher Barrie) and tech geek assistant, Bryce (Noah Taylor).
As chance would have it, Lara is presented with an odd letter written by her father before his disappearance, telling of the Illuminati, a centuries old group that is seeking an elusive timepiece that will reveal the two hidden pieces of the Triangle of Light.
And while Lara Croft appears perfectly capable of outdoing 007, unfortunately she was unable to keep from perishing in this ill-conceived ambush of a motion picture.
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 Lara Croft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lara's parents though, having sported hopes of marrying her to the Earl of Farringdon, were less than convinced about this chosen lifestyle.
Lara Croft was born in Surrey's Parkside hospital to Amelia Croft, Countess of Abbingdon and the notorious archaeologist Richard Croft, 10th Earl of Abbingdon.
Lady Lara Croft has already eclipsed her father's career; as of this writing she is credited with the discovery of some fifteen archaeological sites of international significance.
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 Memorable Quotes from Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Lara Croft: Why would I try and cheat you out of anything, now, I need you to get the piece so I can steal it from you later.
Lara Croft: Well we can do it my way, or we can all come back in time for the next allignment and you're welcome to try and kill me then, in oh, say, another 5,000 years.
Lara Croft: To see your world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower.
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 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft; Gerard Butler as Terry Sheridan; Ciarán Hinds as Jonathan Reiss; Chris Barrie as Hillary; Noah Taylor as Bryce; Djimon Hounsou as Kosa
Lara is loyal to her friends, and ultimately resists the temptation to recover Pandora’s box in the better interests of humanity.
Lara raises the question, “How do you think life began?” Her answer includes the idea that the same box spoken of in Greek mythology that “brought life to earth” contained a plague—an equal, yet opposite force capable of destroying life.
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 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend Review - PlayStation 2
As the story unravels, Lara must travel to various exotic locals that take her on a quest that involves Arthurian lore and the tombs she is known for raiding all these years.
While Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness had an interesting plot, it was the deviation from the exploration and tomb-based puzzles that gamers missed the most.
Among the new additions are Lara’s gadgets that range from a magnetic grapple hook that can be used to swing from one area to another or to catch hold of an enemy and draw him closer for a knuckle sandwich to the face or a bullet to the brain.
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 Lara Croft - Kotaku
Valued at $11,000, Adebibe can use a spatula to scrape the gems off the side of the box to pay her rent and stave off a career in porn when she eventually is replaced by Eidos with a hot, buxom 16 year old.
Eidos/SCi are planning on celebrating Lara's 10th birthday by releasing a remake of her original adventure.
Karima is the first person that Eidos have actually entrusted to "be" Lara, meaning that she is allowed to speak as the character, rather than just pose.
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 Tomb Raider: Legend Desktop Lara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Lara Croft is about to enter one of the most treacherous environment known to man. A dark place where things are lost forever and hidden treasures of unimaginable brilliance and horror can be unearthed by only the most adventurous...your Desktop.
With Lara on your side, new information and media for her upcoming adventure Tomb Raider: Legend will be revealed to you first.
Published in North America by Eidos, Inc. and published in the rest of the world by Eidos Interactive Ltd. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, the Tomb Raider logo, Eidos and the Eidos logo, Crystal Dynamics and the Crystal Dynamics logo are trademarks of the SCi Entertainment Group.
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 Lara Croft - role model! | Samizdata.net
Croft knows how to handle guns, is mighty tough in a fight, and is rather easy on the eye (as Ms Jolie assuredly is).
Croft is packing as her go-to artillery (hmm, there's a good topic for a Google search), but I do know that the formerly super-secret Heckler & Koch P-11 underwater pistol is featured in the movie.
Lara Croft is an action hero, whether it's a male or female only changes the target for the hero/heroine's sex appeal for audiences, that's all.
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 Amazon.com: Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (Special Collector's Edition): DVD: Angelina Jolie,Jon Voight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Lord Croft's disappearance and presumed death had hurt her badly, and she had spent her life so far in a desperate quest to be what her father wanted her to be, a great field archeologist, Britain's answer to Indiana Jones.
From there we're brought into the real plot which is Lara Croft, prompted by dreams and letters from the grave starts to piece together clues about her missing and presumed dead, father.
Lara Croft is ready to run her first race with her chamber-valet and her rocking technical agent.
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 bit-tech.net | New face of Lara Croft revealed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
After we reported that the latest addition to the Tomb Raider franchise, Tomb Raider: Legend, would be released in Europe on April 7th, Eidos has unveiled the new face of international action hero Lara Croft as an unknown 20 year old model from the picturesque area of Bethnal Green, London.
Karima Adebibe is set to race to superstardom after being selected from thousands of wannabe Lara Crofts in an international search to fill the shoes of Hollywood megababe Angelina Jolie.
The new Lara is a self confessed tomboy and a former Top Shop sales assistant and will start her training immediately.
www.bit-tech.net /news/2006/02/15/new_lara_croft_revealed   (0 words)

 Lara Croft
Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky’s groundbreaking study examines Lara Croft as a cyber heroine—a female body ubiquitously inhabited by game players, an icon of both female strength and male objectification, and the virtual future of fame.
Despite Croft’s prominence there have been few critical inquiries into her bridging of the boundary between virtual and real worlds or the extent to which she reflects and influences the image of women in digital media.
For girls and women, Croft is a symbol of empowerment, a tough and self-assured riot grrl who has opened up the overwhelmingly masculinized world of computer gaming to female participants.
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 BBC NEWS | Technology | Being Lara Croft
This is precisely why British games company Eidos have spent so much time and effort over the years trying to convert Lara Croft from a computer-generated beauty into a living, breathing person.
Lara is the main character in the widely popular Tomb Raider games, that have sold more than 28 million copies worldwide since the pixel vixen first wowed gamers in 1996.
In the game, Lara Croft is an English aristocrat and world-renowned archaeological expert, as well as an unparalleled athlete and fluent Arabic speaker.
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 Amazon.com: Lara Croft Two Pack (Tomb Raider/The Cradle of Life) - Widescreen: DVD: Angelina Jolie,Jon Voight,Iain ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Lara happens to find that key hidden in a wall of her mansion.
The Illuminati steal it, and Lara gets an old letter from her deceased father telling her about the society's agenda (Her father was also the one who hid the key).
Even without her padded bra, Jolie would be the living embodiment of Lara Croft, and that's enough to bode well for inevitable sequels.
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Croft, who has previously been portrayed by models Rhona Mitra, Nell McAndrew, Lara Weller, Lucy Clarkson, Jill de Jong and actress Angelina Jolie, will make several appearances on the expo floor answering questions from the audience and talking about her newest adventure Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness is the official name of Lara Croft's next adventure.
Lara Croft and Tomb Raider © and TM 1996-2002 Core Design Ltd.
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 Lara Croft nue ! (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Lara Croft est rapidement devenue la première star virtuelle.
La Lara Croft réelle de l'époque, Rhona Mitra, avait fait une sortie remarquée - et pas très appréciée - sur ceux qui regardaient ces images, en disant qu'ils feraient mieux d'avoir une petite amie plutôt que de jouer autant sur des consoles de jeux.
Et même si Lara a subi une réduction mammaire au fur et à mesure des épisodes, elle conserve quand même un physique très aguicheur.
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 Planet Lara - Lara Croft Picture and Pics Archive, Wallpaper Downloads and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Cyber heroin Lara Croft has conquered the consoles, this adventure is the first to see her on a DVD player!
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Lara Croft pics galore with massive download and information archives for every Tomb Raider fan to enjoy.
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 Evolution of Lara Croft - Eidos' Lara Croft models
Lara Croft has scored silverware at the 2006 Golden Joystick Awards presented in London.
Mini-overhaul to our HQ Lara Croft pictures gallery to include new iDVD renders and art.
Evolution of Lara Croft plots the meteoric rise to fame of Eidos' Lara Croft models.
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 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Angelina Jolie is perfect for the role of Lara Croft, but even she can't save the movie from a senseless plot and action sequences with no emotional impact.
Angelina Jolie was born to play Lara Croft but Simon West makes her journey into a game of Frogger.
Sitting through "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" had me wishing I'd brought a PlayStation to the theater because the entertainment sure wasn't on the screen.
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 CNN - Lara Croft returns in The Last Revelation - November 2, 1999
After turns as a world traveler in the second and third episodes, Lara Croft returns to her roots in The Last Revelation.
In combat, Lara's aim won't always lock on to nearby enemies -- an irritating feature that robbed the earlier episodes of the fun of detection -- and you'll be able to toggle between multiple enemies.
And you'll have access to Lara's diary, with maps and info collected en route, along with hints and details about the young lady herself.
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 Tomb Raider Lara Croft Angel of Darkness
Lara is taking a sabbatical from her usual adventuring in order to launch her own real-money mobile gambling title...
Seeing is believing, when Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend ships April 11th for the PS2, Xbox and PC, with the Xbox360 and PSP versions to follow shortly after.
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