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Childhood and cinema

Author: Vicky Lebeau
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2008.
Series: Locations (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A sometimes controversial exploration of the figure of the child in cinema. Through the image of the child, Vicky Lebeau examines themes such as sexuality, desire, death, loss, difference, the terrors of childhood, imagination and hope. She argues that the child in cinema represents all the ambivalence, hope and fear of modern life.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vicky Lebeau
ISBN: 9781861893529 1861893523
OCLC Number: 154689983
Description: 221 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
Contents: The child, from life --
Cinema, infans --
child, sexuality, image --
The child, from death.
Series Title: Locations (London, England)
Responsibility: Vicky Lebeau.


Since its inception the world of cinema has embraced the image of the child and both extended and challenged its representations. This title explores the complex and adventure of childhood on screen  Read more...


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Lebeau's deft look at cinema's treatment of childhood puts aside the cosy teddy bears in favour of the harsher realities of murder, death, child abuse and war. Moving seamlessly from The Exorcist to Read more...

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