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ERIC Number: EJ831962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
A Hill of Beans in This Crazy World: Personal Scruples and Global Realities in Syriana, the Constant Gardener, and Munich
Beck, Bernard
Multicultural Perspectives, v8 n4 p25-28 Nov 2006
Dilemmas of means and ends are an enduring theme of all narratives. One kind of story involves the demands of communal loyalty and group survival opposed to personal sentiments and ethical universals. Love and duty, justice and mercy are well known examples of such oppositions. The contradictions are even more excruciating in a multicultural world, because of the unique pressures of cultural identity and personal affection. In this article, the author discusses how people always rely on popular culture to help them accept or reject social assignments. He also discusses three recent movies that use these dilemmas as their point of departure. These movies are "Syriana", "The Constant Gardener", and "Munich".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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