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Hollywood's frontier captives : cultural anxiety and the captivity plot in American film

Author: Barbara Mortimer
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 2000.
Series: Garland studies in American popular history and culture.
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The captivity narrative is the earliest genre of American popular literature and continues to be of cultural significance today. This book explores the way contemporary films use the same elements  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Mortimer
ISBN: 0815331169 9780815331162
OCLC Number: 40862017
Description: v, 184 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The captivity narrative tradition and Hollywood film --
ch. 2. Resisting rescue : the problem of the captive's agency in The Searchers --
ch. 3. The captive's return and the limits of community in The Unforgiven, Two Rode together, and Comanche Station --
ch. 4. Making a name for himself : the captive as adopted son in A Man Called Horse and Little Big Man --
ch. 5. The captivity plot and the politics of postmodernism in Taxi Driver --
ch. 6. The rescue mission and the recuperation of the hero in the Vietnam War film.
Series Title: Garland studies in American popular history and culture.
Responsibility: Barbara Mortimer.
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