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Study Guide for Nicholas Ray’s “Bigger Than Life” (1956)
Contextualizing “Bigger Than Life”:
According to David Buckingham (2003), “media texts do not simply appear from nowhere.” (p. 75) In light of Buckingham’s quote and in light of the fact that Bigger Than Life was a film made in 1956, do some research to find out information about economic, social, and cultural contexts in post-war America. Discuss to what extent this information can be used to understand the context of the film.
© Ali Nihat Eken, Istanbul, January 2009
Study Guide for Nicholas Ray’s “Rebel without a cause” (1955)
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