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Deconstructing Dirty Dancing (Paperback) (Stephen Lee Naish)

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Renowned film critic Roger Ebert said Dirty Dancing "might have been a decent movie if it had allowed itself to be about anything." In this broadly researched and accessible text, Stephen Lee Naish sets out to deconstruct and unlock a film that has haunted him for decades, and argues that Dirty Dancing, the 1987 sleeper hit about a young middle-class girl who falls for a handsome working-class dance instructor, is actually about everything. The film is a union of history, politics, sixties and eighties culture, era-defining music, class, gender, and race, and of course features one of the best love stories set to film. Using scene-by-scene analyses, personal interpretation, and comparative study, it's time to take Dirty Dancing out of the corner and place it under the microscope.
Number of Pages: 88.0
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Natl Book Network
Author: Stephen Lee Naish
Language: English
Street Date: April 28, 2017
TCIN: 51994025
UPC: 9781782799719
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-9637

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