New PDF release: Home Movies: The American Family in Contemporary Hollywood

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By Claire Jenkins

the yankee relatives has lengthy been on the centre of the common Hollywood narrative. however the depiction of the extended family inside of modern mainstream US cinema has now not but been heavily studied. domestic videos addresses this oversight through assessing fresh cinematic representations of the kinfolk when it comes to cultural politics and representations of gender, sexuality, race and sophistication. targeting a various diversity of renowned movies - from Meet the oldsters to The Incredibles - Claire Jenkins analyses the father-daughter dating inside sequels and sequence; Meryl Streep’s embodiment of the mummy; the superhero relatives and outstanding manifestations of the normal relatives; catastrophe motion pictures which depict the president as father; ‘mom-coms’ and Hollywood’s representations of the non-traditional relatives. She combines movie reviews, gender experiences and kin background to illustrate the complexities of Hollywood’s family members values.

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