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Falling Down

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 160
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Controversies

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18 December 2013

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'Falling Down' (1993) caused controversy because of its depiction of violence and vigilantism, and was accused of racism in its portrayal of a Korean shopkeeper. Jude Davies explores the film's production and...

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'Falling Down' (1993) caused controversy because of its depiction of violence and vigilantism, and was accused of racism in its portrayal of a Korean shopkeeper. Jude Davies explores the film's production and reception context, arguing that it was marketed as a deliberate provocation to a growing 'uncivility' in American society.

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First single author indepth study of 'Falling Down'
Jude Davies argues that the film was deliberately marketed to court controversy and maximise publicity 
Illustrated with images from the film

1. Details of the Film and its Production
2. Press, Audience and Critical Response on its Release
3. An Outline of the Most Important Issues in Assessing its Impact
4. A Survey of the Debates That Have Centred Around the Film
5. Close Analysis of Key Scenes.

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Jude Davis is Professor in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Winchester, UK. She is the author of Diana, A Cultural History: Gender, Race, Nation and the People's Princess (Palgrave, 2001); the co-author with Carol Smith of Gender, Ethnicity and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film (1998); the editor of Theodore Dreiser, Political Writings (2011) and the co-editor with Neil Campbell and George McKay of Issues in Americanisation and Culture (2004).


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Jude Davis is Professor in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Winchester, UK. She is the author of Diana, A Cultural History: Gender, Race, Nation and the People's Princess (Palgrave, 2001); the co-author with Carol Smith of Gender, Ethnicity and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film (1998); the editor of Theodore Dreiser, Political Writings (2011) and the co-editor with Neil Campbell and George McKay of Issues in Americanisation and Culture (2004).


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