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The conclusion reads three films made in the new millennium, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), Bride and Prejudice (2004), and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004). In examining Salmon Fishing in Yemen, this chapter asks how global culture informs the film, through the portrayal of new economies, the war in the Middle East, and the different representations of the Arab world, infused both by oil issues and terrorism. The film is thereby compared to Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and The English Patient (1996), referring to the role of desert in the oriental film imaginary, as discussed in Chapter 2. The chapter goes on to examine how the global hotel industry, the south Asian marriage market, and love and courtship in the age of globalization inform Bride and Prejudice. Finally, in Dirty Dancing, the theme of dance as a marker of modernity and the opposition between country club culture versus Latin urban couple dance/club culture are investigated against the background of Castro’s revolution in Cuba.
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