Childhood and Cinema - LeBeau, Vicky, Professor
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From Lolita to The Sixth Sense , the figure of the child in cinematic works has been a contested site of symbolism and controversy. Childhood and Cinema examines how the child in film has ultimately been used to embody the anxieties and aspirations of modern life.Vicky Lebeau investigates how films use children to probe such themes as sexuality, death, imagination, the terrors of childhood, and hope. The book ranges over the whole history of Western cinema, from the Lumiere brothers 1895 Feeding the Baby to Walt ...

Childhood and Cinema 2008, Reaktion Books

ISBN-13: 9781861893529

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