My Beautiful Laundrette by Christine Geraghty
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"My Beautiful Laundrette"
By Christine Geraghty

"My Beautiful Laundrette"

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My Beautiful Laundrette by Christine Geraghty

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Described by Stuart Hall as 'one of the most riveting and important films produced by a black writer in recent years', My Beautiful Laundrette was a significant production for its director Stephen Frears and its writer Hanif Kureshi. Omar, member of a Pakistani family 'getting ahead' in 1980s Thatcher's Britain is charged to make over a rundown launderette, and in the process falls in love with the brooding Johnny (Daniel Day Lewis in career-making form). Christine Geraghty interrogates My Beautiful Laundrette as a crossover film: between television and cinema, realism and fantasy, and as an independent film targeting a popular audience. She deftly shows how it has remained an important and watchable film in the 1990s and early 2000s and her exploration of the film itself is a remarkable, original and entertaining achievement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781850434146
ISBN-10: 185043414X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 134mm x 9mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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The Television Studies Book is a stimulating and challenging collection which analyses how the study of television has developed and points to new approaches dealing with rapidly changing technologies and formats.

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Author Biography - Christine Geraghty

Christine Geraghty is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of British Cinema in the Fifties: Gender, Genre and the 'New Look' and Women and Soap Opera and co-editor of The Television Studies Book.

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