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Description - Hollywood's Frontier Captives by Barbara Mortimer

The captivity narrative is the earliest genre of American popular literature and continues to be of cultural significance in late 20th century Hollywood. This book contains essays which explore the way contemporary films incorporate the same elements and also offer something new to the tradition - they focus on the captive who resists rescue. Films as diverse as Little Big Man , taxi Driver , and The Deer Hunter are used as examples which adapted the captivity narrative's conventions to criticize aspects of American society and reject the outworn models of male heroism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815331162
ISBN-10: 0815331169
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 23-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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