The prison drama in contemporary Hollywood cinema

Jacobs, Natalie (2008) The prison drama in contemporary Hollywood cinema. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The main aim of this dissertation is to examine the prison drama, in order to assess its scope and its enduring appeals. Additionally, to consider the prison drama as a sub-genre of the crime film and show the problems surrounding this categorisation. I hope that by conducting an exploratory study, it will highlight the varied entity of audience appeals and pleasures to be found in the different prison narratives. Nicole Rafter attempts to categorise the prison drama and in order to highlight the limitations of her definitions, it is necessary to convey and challenge her work. However, the most important part of this study is to grasp an understanding of the many different narratives within the prison drama and the continual pleasures these give.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/563

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