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ERIC Number: EJ611080
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0724-4671
Imagining the Postwar Small Town: Gender and the Politics of Landscape in "It's a Wonderful Life."
Beuka, Robert
Journal of Film and Video, v51 n3-4 p36-47 Fall-Win 1999-2000
Examines how Frank Capra's 1946 film, "It's a Wonderful Life," expresses a profound trepidation over the future of the small-town landscape (both physical and social) in the postwar era. Looks at the image of Bedford Falls and inventing the small town; at gender and landscape, and women's roles in the film; and at masculinity and the "new" small town. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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