The Global Road Movie

Alternative Journeys Around the World
by José Duarte & Timothy Corrigan
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Publisher: Intellect Books Ltd

Publication Date: April 09, 2018

ISBN: 9781783208784

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This edited volume looks at the cinematic travel motif from different perspectives and nations, focusing on movements and flows and how these narratives (re)imagine the contemporary global world. Primarily an American genre, the road movie has been rapidly adopted by other nations. The most recent publications focus their attention on very particular road stories; however, as road movies offer renovated perspectives on the ever-shifting sense of place and space of the global world. By gathering as many diverse contributions as possible, the book explores the importance of movement and mobility in different (inter)national contexts. Featuring such diverse travel perspectives as those considered in Guantanamera (1996), Five Golden Flowers (1959), Wrong Side of the Road (1981), Badlands (1973), Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Africa United (2011).