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The study connects films featuring the East, many of them based on literary texts, to the historical passing of world cultural dominion of the Anglophone world, from Britain to the United States. The study pays attention to the role and representation of the East in this process. The East as, Edward Said has said, is the site of Europe’s oldest and richest colonies and among other things, the twentieth century has seen radical changes in its relationship to the rest. How do the prominent image makers of the twentieth century, Hollywood and its British twin, Pinewood, reflect this process?
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All but one ( A Handful of Dust) are set East of Casablanca. As a representation of one of the few texts which portrays British imperialism in indigenous America (Guyana), I include this text. To indicate my geographically inaccurate use of the term, I will refer through out to ‘Eastern’, for convenience, ‘Eastern’ signifying Eastern spaces-plus-Guyana.
Throughout this book I use ‘Romance’ in caps to indicate particular genres or plots of Romance; romance (small caps) is used to indicate the common noun.
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