Fear on the Footsteps of Comedy: Childhood and Paranoia in Contemporary American Cinema

@article{Kapur2009FearOT,
  title={Fear on the Footsteps of Comedy: Childhood and Paranoia in Contemporary American Cinema},
  author={J. Kapur},
  journal={Visual Anthropology},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={44 - 51}
}
  • J. Kapur
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Visual Anthropology
Beginning in the 21st century the American conspiracy thriller, one of the most popular of contemporary genres, became preoccupied with scenarios of protagonists threatened with the loss of children. What had until recently been the subject of light-hearted family films, i.e., on the growing up of children and the growing down of adults, reappeared here as a reason for dread. Tracing the very gendered nature of this fear in the contemporary thriller, this paper contextualizes the phenomenon in… Expand
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