Melancholic nostalgia, collective memories, and the cinematic representations of nationalistic identities in indochine

@article{Hasian2001MelancholicNC,
  title={Melancholic nostalgia, collective memories, and the cinematic representations of nationalistic identities in indochine},
  author={M. Hasian and H. Shugart},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  year={2001},
  volume={49},
  pages={329 - 349}
}
This essay provides a rhetorical analysis of the French film, Indochine. The authors argue that this cinematic representation constitutes a good example of “melancholic nostalgia,” where producers and viewers used archetypal characters and romantic entanglements as a way of explaining the strengths and weaknesses of various French and “Indo‐Chinese” colonial relationships. The essay argues that the producers of the film tapped into collective longings for symbolic pasts that may never have… Expand
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