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dc.contributor.authorSelth, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.editorPatricia Allmarken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:46:29Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:46:29Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-04T02:37:02Z
dc.identifier.issn10304312en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10304310902842983en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28409
dc.description.abstractFor almost a century, movies about or set in Burma, particularly those made by the major American studios, have had certain elements in common. While emphasizing its more colourful and exotic characteristics, they have either romanticized the country or depicted it as a remote and untamed wilderness. Also, Burma has served as a backdrop for dramatic Occidental adventures, in which the local inhabitants played little role. More recent movies pay the Burmese people greater attention, but they are still secondary to the main plot, even when the movies consciously draw attention to the current military regime's human rights abuses. In films like Beyond Rangoon and Rambo, however, complex issues are over-simplified or exaggerated to the point of unreality. These movies have proved effective at planting vivid images in the popular mind and helping to mobilize support for the country's opposition movement (including in Hollywood itself), but crude and misleading messages such as those sent by Rambo can actually hinder the resolution of Burma's many problems.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom321en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto334en_US
dc.relation.ispartofeditionJuneen_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalContinuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchScreen and Media Cultureen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200212en_US
dc.titleBurma, Hollywood and the Politics of Entertainmenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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