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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
McKiernan, D. W., 1945-
Cinema and community.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
D W McKiernan
|Description:||ix, 226 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Reading community in the cinema (Slap her... she's French ; Whale rider ; Distant voices, still lives) --
Representing the ambivalence of community (Babette's feast ; The Magdalene sisters) --
Realizing community in suburban America (It's a wonderful life ; Pleasantville ; American beauty) --
Class, gender, and communitarianism (Brassed off ; The full monty ; Billy Elliot) --
Leaving the margins : women and community (Calendar girls ; School for seduction) --
Honour and community in multicultural Britain (My son the fanatic ; East is East ; Ae fond kiss ; Yasmin) --
Globalization, mobility, and community (Lost in translation ; Monsoon wedding ; Last resort ; Lilya 4-ever ; In this world) --
Community, structure, and anti-structure (Together ; The idiots ; Italian for beginners).
'This elegantly argued, insightful book looks at the manner in which the commercial cinema presents modern audiences with images of community as ideals to be either embraced or questioned.' - W. W.