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Manderlay: Lars von Trier’s Narrative of Passing

Doughty, RJ (2007) Manderlay: Lars von Trier’s Narrative of Passing. New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 5 (2). pp. 153-161. ISSN 1474-2756

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Abstract

Von Trier, the maverick Danish director, has over the course of his career earned a reputation for being difficult; he has a tendency to create films that are not only challenging but demand an active level of participation from his audience. The film Manderlay (2005) continues this tradition of provoking intellectual debate. Whereas numerous scholars and critics have recognised that the film can be read as a metaphorical reference to George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq, this article interprets Manderlay as an allegory for the way African Americans have been represented by the US film industry.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Liverpool Screen School
Publisher: Intellect
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 14:29
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 14:29
DOI or Identification number: 10.1386/ncin.5.2.153_
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/882

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