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“Be patient, dear mother … wait for me”: the neo-infirmity film, female illness and contemporary cinema (2009)
Journal Article
Gallagher, M. (2009). “Be patient, dear mother … wait for me”: the neo-infirmity film, female illness and contemporary cinema. Feminist Media Studies, 9(2), doi:10.1080/14680770902814868. ISSN 1468-0777

In social reality, illness and death occur in myriad ways, yet Hollywood films have historically preferred spectacular, violent death over realist depictions of the terminal stages of life. Yet an ever-growing number of popular films, which I term ne... Read More