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The Resource Planet according to the movies : awesome, weird and wonderful flicks from four corners of the globe

Planet according to the movies : awesome, weird and wonderful flicks from four corners of the globe

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Planet according to the movies : awesome, weird and wonderful flicks from four corners of the globe
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Planet according to the movies
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awesome, weird and wonderful flicks from four corners of the globe
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Language
eng
Summary
Travel the globe without leaving your lounge room - through the weird and wacky film genres of countries from Afghanistan to (New) Zealand. Which country has the strangest movie food? Why are Hong Kong's onscreen gangsters so noble? What deep untapped part of the Japanese psyche does Godzilla tap into? And how did mild and pretty New Zealand end up producing so many horror movies? In his new book, Marc Fennell (THAT MOVIE GUY, THE FEED) assesses the countries of the world via their particular cinematic obsessions - Bollywood's facial hair fixation, UK movies focus on swearing as a form of communication, the perils of travelling cinematically through the Arctic Circle, and of course the US's love of well-armed religious nuts. What do the films of each country tell us about that place? Perhaps nothing - and yet Marc is willing to bet that you'll be entertained, inspired and even made a little wiser by his round the globe tour. As he says, 'Yes, we're basically taking select nations of the earth and then reducing them down to a handful of cinematic threads that run through generally decent films. Isn't this a little bit racist? No. It's extremely racist. All the movies are however worth talking about, discovering and definitely worth watching.'
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ATWFP
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Fennell, Marc
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Motion pictures
  • Cult films
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
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Planet according to the movies : awesome, weird and wonderful flicks from four corners of the globe
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Publication
Control code
000055276252
Dimensions
198 mm.
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9780733334085
System control number
(OCoLC)919672944
Label
Planet according to the movies : awesome, weird and wonderful flicks from four corners of the globe
Publication
Control code
000055276252
Dimensions
198 mm.
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9780733334085
System control number
(OCoLC)919672944

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