"My Beautiful Laundrette" : Turner Classic Movies British Film Guide, Paperback / softback Book

"My Beautiful Laundrette" : Turner Classic Movies British Film Guide Paperback / softback

Part of the British Film Guides series

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Described by Stuart Hall as 'one of the most riveting and important films produced by a black writer in recent years', My Beautiful Laundrette was a significant production for its director Stephen Frears and its writer Hanif Kureshi.

Omar, member of a Pakistani family 'getting ahead' in 1980s Thatcher's Britain is charged to make over a rundown launderette, and in the process falls in love with the brooding Johnny (Daniel Day Lewis in career-making form).

Christine Geraghty interrogates My Beautiful Laundrette as a crossover film: between television and cinema, realism and fantasy, and as an independent film targeting a popular audience.

She deftly shows how it has remained an important and watchable film in the 1990s and early 2000s and her exploration of the film itself is a remarkable, original and entertaining achievement.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 20 b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781850434146

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