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My Beautiful Laundrette

Author : Christine Geraghty
ISBN : 185043414X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Described on its release as one of the most important films produced by a black writer in recent years, 'My Beautiful Laundrette' remains an important and watchable film even in the new millennium. This title explores the impact of the film, as well as its legacy on more contemporary projects.

My Beautiful Laundrette

Author : Hanif Kureishi
ISBN : 9780571319350
Genre : Performing Arts
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Omar is a restless young Asian man, caring for his alcoholic father in the hustling London of the mid-1980s. His uncle, a keen Thatcherite, offers Omar an entrepreneurial opportunity to revamp a dingy laundrette, and ambitious Omar rolls up his sleeves, enlisting the assistance of his old school-friend Johnny, who has since fallen in with a gang of neo-fascists. Omar and Johnny soon form an unlikely alliance that leads to business success, as well as other, more intimate surprises.

My Beautiful Launderette

Author : Hanif Kureishi
ISBN : 9780571202546
Genre : Performing Arts
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Omar is a restless young Asian man, caring for his alcoholic father in the hustling London of the mid-1980s. His uncle, a keen Thatcherite, offers Omar an entrepreneurial opportunity to revamp a dingy laundrette, and ambitious Omar rolls up his sleeves, enlisting the assistance of his old school-friend Johnny, who has since fallen in with a gang of neo-fascists. Omar and Johnny soon form an unlikely alliance that leads to business success, as well as other, more intimate surprises.

The Representation Of Pakistanis In My Beautiful Laundrette

Author : Michael Himpler
ISBN : 9783638187121
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0 (B), Ruhr-University of Bochum (Englisches Seminar), course: An Introduction to Commonwealth Studies through Film, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Introduction The construction of minorities in films has always been a delicate task for all moviemakers. Race, class and gender have to be created by the media in a special way so that anybody knows that there are outcasts who are represented by cinematic devices. How are outsiders or foreigners represented in a movie? How do cinematic devices, e.g. shots, narration, camera movements, cuts, mise-en-scène (setting, lighting, costumes, actors), sound and genre-expectations lead to a special kind of descriptions of minorities? The aim of this written paper is to find out how a special group of foreigners, the Pakistanis, are represented in the movie My beautiful Laundrette. Are there any hints that they are shown as the prejudices of the English in the 80s, especially the young ones, see them? Or does the director take side with the Pakistanis? In order to find out how the movie works, one has to start with its author, Hanif Kureishi. His autobiographical elements contributed much to the narration.

My Beautiful Laundrette

Author : Michael Mitchell
ISBN : 3126068642
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Film Analysis Of My Beautiful Laundrette Finding Where To Belong To

Author : Fiona Steinert
ISBN : 9783640559633
Genre : Literary Collections
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1,7, University of Hannover, language: English, abstract: The movie “My Beautiful Laundrette” based on the Hanif Kureishi’s screenplay and directed by Stephen Frears made its debut in the British cinemas in 1985. It touches on various aspects of conflicts that minorities face. It adheres to sexual identity, class and racial problems by presenting many sorts of emotional bonding and the struggle to find one’s right space in society. My focus will be on the narrative structure and the analysis of the characters’ behaviours and actions, therefore I did not use many secondary sources. I am going to analyse the film by looking at three leitmotifs: “love”, “success” and “cultural rules of behaviour”. These leitmotifs are interrelated and often contradictory, which leads to many conflicts. The family love and support helps Omar achieve great success in his working class situation, which is backed with equal strength by his partner Johnny. Without Johnny he would have been unable to restore the laundrette. His success can also be seen as a result of the Pakistani code of behaviour where it is normal to give a relative a job if there is a chance to do so. However, the conventional rules of behaviour on both sides, Pakistani and British, stand against the relationship between Omar and Johnny and therefore also stand in the way of their success. All the characters present part of a subculture in which they have to strive harder than a middle-class person to be accepted by society. They have to face many boundaries and social problems. “My Beautiful Laundrette” depicts these hard lives without playing on one’s heart strings. It rather illustrates how it is possible to control one’s own fate by making the most of the given situation and refraining from believing stereotypes.

My Beautiful Laundrette And Other Writings

Author : Hanif Kureishi
ISBN : 0571177387
Genre : Drama
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Hanif Kureishi's groundbreaking 1984 screenplay My Beautiful Laundrette immediately received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. In addition to his screenplays and fiction Kureishi is also the author of several popular essays which are collected here, together with My Beautiful Laundrette, in a single volume for the first time. This remarkable collection shows the emergence of a major writer who is equally at home in the diverse worlds of film, fiction and non-fiction. It proves without doubt that Hanif Kureishi is one of Britain's most enduring literary talents.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Reconstructing Hybridity

Author : Joel Kuortti
ISBN : 9789042021419
Genre : Literary Criticism & Collections
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This interdisciplinary collection of critical articles seeks to reassess the concept of hybridity and its relevance to post-colonial theory and literature. The challenging articles written by internationally acclaimed scholars discuss the usefulness of the term in relation to such questions as citizenship, whiteness studies and transnational identity politics. In addition to developing theories of hybridity, the articles in this volume deal with the role of hybridity in a variety of literary and cultural phenomena in geographical settings ranging from the Pacific to native North America. The collection pays particular attention to questions of hybridity, migrancy and diaspora.

Interracial Relationships In Stephen Frears S My Beautiful Laundrette And Sammy And Rosie Get Laid

Author : Linda Chan-Shun
ISBN : OCLC:492870378
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In the context of Stephen Frear's films, "My Beautiful Laundrette" (1986) and "Sammy and Rosie get laid" (1988), the aim of this work is to study the interracial relationships between the characters depicted and compare Frears's portrayal of immigrants with the situation in Britain in the 80s. My Beautiful Laundrette" introduces a community of Pakistanis thriving in contempory England, taking advantage of the capitalistic spirit that prevails at time. Yet, this situation raises tensions among the young distraught whites living in the same area who find it hard to accept the presence of Asians in England and above all, their successful businesses. In "Sammy and Rosie get laid", those tensions drift into riots. A policeman shoots an old black woman by mistake, which triggers off manifestations of violence from the black community and a series of revolts to protest against the condition of blacks in England. The film offers a diversity of characters from different ethnicities and class. The characters meet and exchange ideas regarding the condition of each, regarding life in Britain at the time. (Résumé de l'auteur).

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