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Deconstructing Dirty Dancing

Deconstructing Dirty Dancing

It's time to take Dirty Dancing out of the corner and place it under the microscope.

Deconstructing Dirty Dancing

It's time to take Dirty Dancing out of the corner and place it under the microscope.

Paperback £7.99 || $11.95

Apr 28, 2017
978-1-78279-971-9

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Apr 28, 2017
978-1-78279-972-6

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Stephen Lee Naish
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Feminism & feminist theory, Film & video (general), History & criticism

Synopsis

Renowned film critic Roger Ebert said Dirty Dancing "might have been a decent movie if it had allowed itself to be about anything." In this broadly researched and accessible text, Stephen Lee Naish sets out to deconstruct and unlock a film that has haunted him for decades, and argues that Dirty Dancing, the 1987 sleeper hit about a young middle-class girl who falls for a handsome working-class dance instructor, is actually about everything. 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. Using scene-by-scene analyses, personal interpretation, and comparative study, it's time to take Dirty Dancing out of the corner and place it under the microscope.

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