The Becoming Of Age: Cinematic Visions Of Mind, Body And Identity In Later Life

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  • Publish Date: 2013-04-24
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Pamela H. Gravagne

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The Becoming of Age is an examination of the ways that aging and old age are represented in popular film. Arguing that the ideas behind cinematic depictions of aging are historical and open to revision, the author looks at how movies both promote negative portrayals of aging and challenge its persistent cultural devaluation. Movies are a site of struggle where the representation and the reality of aging intertwine, and they have the power not only to reflect but to reconstruct our understanding.

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