Romance and Power in the Hollywood Eastern

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This book asserts the existence of the Eastern as an analytically significant genre of film Positioned in counterpoint to the Western the famed cowboy genre of the American frontier the Eastern encompasses films that depict the eastern and southern frontiers of Euro American expansion Examining six films in particular Gunga Din 1939 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 Heat and Dust 1983 A Passage to India 1984 Indochine 1992 and The English Patient 1996 the author explores the duality of the Eastern as both assertive and seductive depicting conquest and romance at the same time In juxtaposing these two elements the book seeks to reveal the double process by which the Eastern both diminishes the East and Global South and reinforces ignorance about these regions histories and complexity thereby setting the stage for ever escalating political aggression

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