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British Heritage Films: A Critical Examination of the Concept of ‘Englishness’

‘The concept [of the heritage film]… has become associated with a powerful undercurrent of nostalgia for the past conveyed by historical dramas, romantic costume films and literary adaptations’ (Vidal, 2012: 1). There are a diverse range of texts which may … Continue reading

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Understanding Hyperreal Postmodernism through Tim Burton’s Big Fish

     The term ‘postmodernism’ is a broad and multi-faceted notion that deals with the nature of contemporary Western society and culture. All types of Western art, including film, might be seen to have adapted to the postmodern, which in … Continue reading

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Redemptive Time Travel in Harold Ramis’s Groundhog Day (1993)

     The concept of time travel is a complicated one, invoking both fantasies of visiting past and future events that we were not or will not be alive to see, and raising scientific debates about the plausibility of time … Continue reading

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