"My Beautiful Laundrette"
Turner Classic Movies British Film Guide
By (author) Christine Geraghty
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My Beautiful Laundrette by Christine Geraghty
Book DescriptionDescribed 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 DetailsISBN: 9781850434146
(216mm x 134mm x 9mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christine Geraghty
British Cinema in the Fifties, Paperback (August 2000)
In British Cinema 1945-63, Christine Geraghty examines some of the most popular films of this period, exploring the ways in which they reworked contemporary social issues and themes such as national identity.
Television Studies Book, Paperback (October 1997)
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.
Women and Soap Operas, Paperback (December 1990)» View all books by Christine Geraghty
This is the first major study of the roles of women in prime time soap operas. In a comparative analysis of British and North American television soaps, Christine Geraghty examines the relationship between the narratives on the screen and the women viewers who make up the traditional soap audience.
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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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