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ERIC Number: EJ548843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0724-4671
At Work in the Genre Laboratory: Brian DePalma's "Scarface."
Welsch, Tricia
Journal of Film and Video, v49 n1-2 p39-51 Spr-Sum 1997
Postulates that, if genres serve as problem-solving constructs for the cultures they reflect and are fundamentally conservative structures committed to temporary resolutions of the hopeless contradictions that produce their dramas, then Brian DePalma's "Scarface" exemplifies the ways gangster films of the 1980s redefined generic solutions by reconfiguring the problems the gangster films traditionally posed. (PA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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