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A Dictionary of Film Studies (2 ed.)

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Media studies
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...Canada/Japan/Brazil, 2008)), deafness ( Plemya/The Tribe (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, 2014)), and brain injury ( The Possibilities are Endless (Edward Lovelace and James Hall, UK, 2014)). Additionally, the depiction of PWDs is now common in mainstream films such as the X-Men series (2000–20) and Avatar (2009), where care is taken to avoid stereotyping. Initially, film studies scholarship focused on Anglophone and Western cinema, but work on disability now exists on films from China , India , Japan , South Korea , and others. A recent interest in ...

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A Dictionary of Film Studies (2 ed.)

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2020
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Media studies
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741 words

.... Scholars have also considered the genre in relation to the politics of identity and noted examples of greater inclusivity, with biopics now showing the lives of women ( An Angel At My Table (Jane Campion, New Zealand/Australia/UK, 1990 )), different racial groups ( Malcolm X (Spike Lee, US, 1992 )), and left-wing political figures ( Che (Steven Soderbergh, France/Spain/US, 2008 )) ( see gender ; race ; social class ). The longevity of the genre allows examination of the ways in which different eras have shown well-known figures in different...

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