Meeting Movies

Meeting Movies

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qCasablanca, for example, provides millions with a sense of satisfaction. Why? How did this movie about World War II satisfy an adolescent boy afraid of qnot being a man, q but too young to be in the military? How did such an outrageously sentimental film enable Holland (and many others) to deal with the scary state of the world in 1942 and, indeed, ever since?q qMeeting Movies poses such questions again and again. As a professor of literature and film, Holland feels compelled to interpret. Yet, beneath and beyond his intellectualizing, a variety of half-conscious personal considerations and recurring themes color his feelings and hence his interpretations. And this, he claims, is true for all of us.q--BOOK JACKET.When I was a beginning professor, I enjoyed a two-year stint reviewing movies for WGBH-TV in Boston. Those were the 10 ... Now with television and videotapes and DVD, modern wonders, we can watch the movies at home. We critics cananbsp;...

Title:Meeting Movies
Author: Norman Norwood Holland
Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press - 2007

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