Deconstructing Dirty Dancing

Author: Stephen Lee Naish
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782799729
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The film is a union of history, politics, sixties and eighties culture, era-defining music, class, gender, and race, and of course features one of the best love stories set to film.

Contemporary American Cinema

Author: Williams , Linda Ruth
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335228437
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But Fever also pre-figures a cycle of rather more conservative ''teen musicals''
that include films like Grease (dir: Randal Kleiser, 1978), Grease 2 (dir: Patricia
Birch, 1982), Flashdance (dir: Adrian Lyne, 1983), Footloose (dir: Herbert Ross,
1984) and Dirty Dancing (dir: Emile Ardolino, 1987). Rather than deconstructing
the genre or providing a critical perspective, as Jane Feuer puts it, ''the teen
musicals of the 1980s represent(ed) a 'reconstruction' ... of the conventions of the
classic ...

The Hollywood Musical

Author: Jane Feuer
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253207685
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Thus what I am describing represents a postmodern development of a genre as
opposed to the modernist evolution toward deconstruction described by previous
genre theorists. As opposed to the modernist film which illustrates semanticity
with a reversal of syntax, in Dirty Dancing all of Altman's sub-genres can be
argued to be present in the film in a kind of pastiche. The folk musical is present
in the semantics of the emphasis on the nuclear family and the nostalgic locale of
a real ...

American Film History

Author: Cynthia Lucia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118475003
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Yet a more fundamental question began to arise during this time: What actually
constitutes a musical after the genre's deconstruction? Considering that many
critics rejected the musical label for Cabaret, now universally acknowledged as
such, instead preferring to call it “a drama with music” (Tropiano 2011, 92), it is
clear that the parameters of the genre have shifted. Does Dirty Dancing (1987)
qualify, given the importance of dance both to the narrative and audience

The Cinematic Mirror For Psychology And Life Coaching

Author: Mary Banks Gregerson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441911148
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Crimes and misdemeanors, 21, 95 Crips, South Central (book), 44 Cross-gender
identification with film characters, 98 Crossing Delancey, 95, 96 CrossRoads, 58
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon, 132 Crush, 108, 113 Cry rape, 160 “Cultivation
theory” (Gerbner, George), 172 Culture vs. media age compression, 60
commercial symbolism, 61 cultivation theory, 60 media images as ideals and
stereotypes, 61–62 Pussycat Dolls, 61 D Dirty, filthy love, 133, 146 Disabilities
Act (1990), 195 ...

Plato And Popcorn

Author: William G. Smith
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476603979
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... Rosario 174 Day, Cora Lee 149–150 Dead Man Walking 94–95, 167 Dean,
James 158 Dean, Loren 84 death 33, 87–103 DeBeauvoir, Simone 32–33, 134–
137 The Decalogue 47,59–65, 95, 176 Deconstructing Harry 35 Dee, Sandra
124 ... Danny 74 Dickinson, Emily 82 Dirty Dancing 181 Dixon, Thomas, Jr. 116
Djuric, Branko 112 Do the Right Thing 120–122 Dr. Strangelove, or: How I
Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 111 Dr. Zhivago 113 Dogma 66
Double Lives, ...

Appropriating Blackness

Author: E. Patrick Johnson
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
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Given that both Judy and I were "out" in the classroom, our sexy dance before the
class (the sexual tension as believable as Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in
Dirty Dancing) deconstructed essentialist notions about (homo) sexuality, black/
Jewish relations, and blackness and whiteness. Baldwin's novel refuses to
delineate sexual or racial categories: characters have sex with members of the
same and opposite sex and the same and opposite race. Accordingly, our
performance ...

Cinemas Of The World

Author: James Chapman
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861895747
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In the 1970s the genre fragmented even further: the so-called 'anti-musicals'
which attempted to deconstruct the genre, such as Robert Altman's Nashville and
Martin Scorsese's New York, New York, were far less successful at the box-office,
however, than the disco musical (Saturday Night Fever) and the teen-nostalgia
musical (Grease). However, as a genre the ... Dirty Dancing) and rarely
amounting to anything more than an elongated pop video. The classic American
musical, ...

B Y C Ler

Author: Lev Grossman
ISBN: 9786053431268
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Quentin's life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton he finds his interviewer dead - but a strange envelope bearing his name leads him down a very different path to ...