Questioning the critical
in The cultural politics of contemporary Hollywood film
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Following on from the characterisation of the spectrum of socially critical films outlined in chapter 10, this chapter continues our examination of these films by considering the extent to which they offer any challenge to dominant power relations. The chapter summarises key debates concerning the political traction of socially critical movies. Though these films may open up possibilities for counter-hegemonic social commentary, our analysis demonstrates that this is by no means decided.


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