Overview:The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema - Popular films have always included elderly characters, but until recently, old age only played a supporting role onscreen. Now, as the Baby Boomer population hits retirement, there has been an explosion of films, including Away From Her, The Straight Story, The Barbarian Invasions, and About Schmidt, where aging is a central theme.The first-ever sustained discussion of old age in cinema, The Silvering Screen brings together theories from disability studies, critical gerontology, and cultural studies, to examine how the film industry has linked old age with physical and mental disability. Sally Chivers further examines Hollywood's mixed messages - the applauding of actors who portray the debilitating side of aging, while promoting a culture of youth - as well as the gendering of old age on film. The Silvering Screen makes a timely attempt to counter the fear of aging implicit in these readings by proposing alternate ways to value getting older.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603729649-9781442640795. It was written by the following authors: Sir John Tenniel, Lewis Carroll, Sally Chivers. Book The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema, which can be read online, published by the company: University of Toronto Press, Evertype. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Entertainment, Children's, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Teenage, Horror. The book was published on 2011-03-28 00:00:00. File for download The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema has PDF format and is called the-silvering-screen-old-age-and-disability-in-cinema.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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