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Global Scriptwriting by Ken Dancyger

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BIG ISSUES PLUS NATIONAL STEREOTYPES

 

There are global issues that increasingly are attracting writers and directors from various parts of the world. Feminism infuses the British film Elizabeth (1998), the Canadian-Indian film Fire (1997), and the Dutch film Antonia's Line (1995). Each treats the national stereotypes about men and women through a feminist filter.

The challenge to the dominance of the male is the focus in the British The Full Monty (1996), the Japanese Shall We Dance (1996), and the French French Twist (1996). Each screen story plays with the national stereotype and bends it. In this chapter we will look at these films and others to test a premise about contemporary success in the international market. That premise ...

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