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The Road Movie


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This astute broadening of the genre of the road movie geographically and generically is truly essential reading for both students and scholars. In moving away from the strictly American context and conception of the genre, yet without ignoring Hollywood's foundational creation of the genre in the Classical and Modern periods, this volume opens up a new vista on the endless allure of the open road. -- David Desser, University of Illinois

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Acknowledgements Introduction: A Road Map for the Road Movie 1. Looking for America-Part One: The US Road Movie 2. Looking for America-Part Two: The Latin American Road Movie 3. The Automobile and the Auteur: Global Cinema and the Road Movie 4. From Parody to Post-Postmodernity: New Directions in the Road Movie Conclusion: Born to Be Wild, Again Bibliography Index

About the Author

Neil Archer is a lecturer in film studies at Keele University and the author of The French Road Movie: Space, Mobility, Identity.

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