Place, placelessness, insideness, and outsideness in John Sayles' Sunshine State


Show simple item record Seamon, David 2009-08-24T17:56:40Z 2009-08-24T17:56:40Z 2009-08-24T17:56:40Z
dc.description.abstract John Sayles is one of America's most successful independent filmmakers, whose works include "Return of the Secaucus Seven" (1980), "City of Hope" (1991), and "Lone Star" (1996). This article examines Sayles' portrait of place in "Sunshine State" (2002), a film set in Plantation Island, Florida, where large-scale corporate development is transforming two communities- one black, the other white - into upscale winter resorts. Sayles' film probes the place experience of some sixteen vividly drawn characters and illuminiates how the same physical place, for different individuals and groups, can evoke a broad spectrum of situations, meanings, and potential futures. One of Sayles" conclusions is that people cannot escape the place in which they find themselves. They can, however, learn from that place and thereby decide wheter and in what ways they will offer that place commitment or not. en
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dc.subject Sayles, John en
dc.subject Place en
dc.subject Phenomenology of place en
dc.subject Phenomenology of film en
dc.subject Landscapes of globalization en
dc.subject Placelessness
dc.subject Florida
dc.title Place, placelessness, insideness, and outsideness in John Sayles' Sunshine State en
dc.type Article (publisher version) en 2008 en
dc.citation.epage 19 en
dc.citation.jtitle Aether: The journal of media geography en
dc.citation.spage 1 en
dc.citation.volume 3 en
dc.contributor.authoreid triad en

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