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Film as Escapism: a Historical Analysis

Analyze how films have played an escapist role over the decades, and what factors of the respective times influence this phenomenon (such as economy).

  • A great film worth mentioning would be "The Purple Rose of Cairo." The movie itself is about escapism in film. – Cagney 7 years ago
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  • This is really interesting. Perhaps it would be beneficial to extend this to other art forms as well and maybe reflect on the idea of art in general as an escape? It can't only be limited to cinema - this title can be applied to literature, music, art too... Looking at how cinema treats the theme of escapist desires would also be interesting to study – Rachel Elfassy Bitoun 7 years ago
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  • That would be a looong article. I suggest anyone who decide that they want to write about this to divide the topic into a series. Or go do a PhD on it at university. – Arlinka Larissa 7 years ago
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