London Kills Me

Together these essays and screenplays illuminate the remarkable imagination and wit of an extraordinarily acute and irreverent social analyst who has secured his place at the forefront of both the film and literary worlds with his uniquely ...

Author: Hanif Kureishi

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: UCSC:32106011234777

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 373

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Hanif Kureishi already has introduced Americans to new fictional territory in his two films, My Beautiful Laundrette and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, and in his novel, The Buddha of Suburbia. His latest screenplay, London Kills Me, which he describes as "a story about two guys looking for these shoes," returns viewers and readers to London streetlife and culture that only Kureishi could reveal. This collection includes his three screenplays as well as essays about the background of each film or life on the set or the hilarity of the Academy Awards in Hollywood. In addition, Kureishi has written about the Beatles--a comic commentary on class and culture in England. Together these essays and screenplays illuminate the remarkable imagination and wit of an extraordinarily acute and irreverent social analyst who has secured his place at the forefront of both the film and literary worlds with his uniquely recognizable voice.

Narratives of Community in the Black British Short Story

In Hanif Kureishi, edited by Susan Alice Fischer, 99–113. London: Bloomsbury. Buchanan, Bradley. ... Introduction to Hanif Kureishi. ... London Kills Me.

Author: Bettina Jansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319948607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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Narratives of Community in the Black British Short Story offers the first systematic study of black British short story writing, tracing its development from the 1950s to the present with a particular focus on contemporary short stories by Hanif Kureishi, Jackie Kay, Suhayl Saadi, Zadie Smith, and Hari Kunzru. By combining a postcolonial framework of analysis with Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstructive philosophy of community, the book charts key tendencies in black British short fiction and explores how black British writers use the short story form to combat deeply entrenched notions of community and experiment with non-essentialist alternatives across differences of ethnicity, culture, religion, and nationality.

Hanif Kureishi

Romney, “The Sound of Silence,” 30. 4. Parante, London KillsMe review. 5. “United Kingdom 1991/Director: Hanif Kureishi,” Times (London), 12 December 1991.

Author: Kenneth C. Kaleta

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292779785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

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"Hanif Kureishi is a proper Englishman. Almost." So observes biographer Kenneth Kaleta. Well known for his films My Beautiful Laundrette and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, the Anglo-Asian screenwriter, essayist, and novelist has become one of the leading portrayers of Britain's multicultural society. His work raises important questions of personal and national identity as it probes the experience of growing up in one culture with roots in another, very different one. This book is the first critical biography of Hanif Kureishi. Kenneth Kaleta interviewed Kureishi over several years and enjoyed unlimited access to all of his working papers, journals, and personal files. From this rich cache of material, he opens a fascinating window onto Kureishi's creative process, tracing such works as My Beautiful Laundrette, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, The Buddha of Suburbia, London Kills Me, The Black Album, and Love in a Blue Time from their genesis to their public reception. Writing for Kureishi fans as well as film and cultural studies scholars, Kaleta pieces together a vivid mosaic of the postcolonial, hybrid British culture that has nourished Kureishi and his work.

Film An International Bibliography

London/New York: Orion Books/Ballantine Books 1999. 186 p. ... London: British Film Institute 1994. ... Hanif Kureishi Kureishi, Hanif: London Kills Me.

Author: Malte Hagener

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783476036865

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 479

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Kommentierte Bibliografie. Sie gibt Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Journalisten zuverlässig Auskunft über rund 6000 internationale Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Film und Medien. Die vorgestellten Rubriken reichen von Nachschlagewerk über Filmgeschichte bis hin zu Fernsehen, Video, Multimedia.

Hanif Kureishi

Kaleta, K. C. (1998), Hanif Kureishi: Postcolonial Storyteller. Austin: University of Texas ... (1992), London Kills Me: Three Screenplays and Four Essays.

Author: Susan Alice Fischer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472511683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Since his astonishing Academy Award-nominated film, My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), Hanif Kureishi has been recognized as a major writer who has both documented and profoundly influenced contemporary British culture. His first novel, The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), remains a key work in redefining our sense of what it means to be English in the postcolonial era. Hanif Kureishi: Contemporary Critical Perspectives brings together leading scholars of contemporary British fiction and culture to reassess the full range of the author's writings, from novels such as The Black Album, My Son the Fanatic and Something to Tell You to films such as Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, My Son the Fanatic and Venus. As well as exploring Kureishi's handling of such themes as Thatcherism, terrorism, race, class and sexuality, the book move moves beyond sociological and psychoanalytical approaches, examining the stylistic features of his most recent novel, The Last Word. The volume includes interviews with Stephen Frears, the director of My Beautiful Launderette, and with Hanif Kureishi himself, as well as a foreword by Roger Michell, who has directed several of the author's screenplays, most recently Le Week-End.

British Muslim Fictions

Hanif Kureishi (2004) When theNight Begins (London: ... 'My Beautiful Laundrette', 'Sammy and Rosie Get Laid','London Kills Fanatic' (London:Faber). 14.

Author: C. Chambers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230343085

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 351

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Through interviews with leading writers (including Ahdaf Soueif and Hanif Kureishi), this book analyzes the writing and opinions of novelists of Muslim heritage based in the UK. Discussion centres on writers' work, literary techniques, and influences, and on their views of such issues as the hijab, the war on terror and the Rushdie Affair.

London in Cinema

Kuhn , Annette , An Everyday Magic : Cinema and Cultural Memory ( London : I. B. Tauris , 2002 ) . Kureishi , Hanif , London Kills Me : Three Screenplays ...

Author: Charlotte Brunsdon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838716936

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Charlotte Brunsdon's illuminating study explores the variety of cinematic 'Londons' that appear in films made since 1945. Brunsdon traces the familiar ways that film-makers establish that a film is set in London, by use of recognisable landmarks and the city's shorthand iconography of red buses and black taxis, as well as the ways in which these icons are avoided. She looks at London weather – fog and rain – and everyday locations like the pub and the housing estate, while also examining the recurring patterns of representation associated with films set in the East and West Ends of London, from Spring in Park Lane (1948) to Mona Lisa (1986), and from Night and the City (1950) to From Hell (2001). Brunsdon provides a detailed analysis of a selection of films, exploring their contribution to the cinematic geography of London, and showing the ways in which feature films have responded to, and created, changing views of the city. She traces London's transformation from imperial capital to global city through the different ways in which the local is imagined in films ranging from Ealing comedies to Pressure (1974), as well as through the shifting imagery of the River Thames and the Docks. She addresses the role of cinematic genres such as horror and film noir in the constitution of the cinematic city, as well as the recurrence of figures such as the cockney, the gangster and the housewife. Challenging the view that London is not a particularly cinematic city, Brunsdon demonstrates that many London-set films offer their own meditation on the complex relationships between the cinema and the city.

Encyclopedia of Diasporas

(Writer, Hanif Kureishi.) Orion Classics. U.K. Frears, Stephen. ... Kureishi, Hanif. London Kills Me. 1991. Fine Line. U.K. Lakhia, Viral. Namaste. 2002.

Author: Melvin Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306483219

Category: Social Science

Page: 590

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Immigration is a topic that is as important among anthropologists as it is the general public. Almost every culture has experienced adaptation and assimilation when immigrating to a new country and culture; usually leaving for what is perceived as a "better life". Not only does this diaspora change the country of adoption, but also the country of origin. Many large nations in the world have absorbed, and continue to absorb, large numbers of immigrants. The foreseeable future will see a continuation of large-scale immigration, as many countries experience civil war and secessionist pressures. Currently, there is no reference work that describes the impact upon the immigrants and the immigrant societies relevant to the world's cultures and provides an overview of important topics in the world's diasporas. The encyclopedia consists of two volumes covering three main sections: Diaspora Overviews covers over 20 ethnic groups that have experienced voluntary or forced immigration. These essays discuss the history behind the social, economic, and political reasons for leaving the original countries, and the cultures in the new places; Topics discusses the impact and assimilation that the immigrant cultures experience in their adopted cultures, including the arts they bring, the struggles they face, and some of the cities that are in the forefront of receiving immigrant cultures; Diaspora Communities include over 60 portraits of specific diaspora communities. Each portrait follows a standard outline to facilitate comparisons. The Encyclopedia of Diasporas can be used both to gain a general understanding of immigration and immigrants, and to find out about particular cultures, topics and communities. It will prove of great value to researchers and students, curriculum developers, teachers, and government officials. It brings together the disciplines of anthropology, social studies, political studies, international studies, and immigrant and immigration studies.

Hanif Kureishi

Kureishi, Hanif. The Black Album. ... London: Faber and Faber, 2002. ——. The Body and Seven Stories. ... London Kills Me:Three Screenplays and Four Essays.

Author: Bradley Buchanan


ISBN: 9781137098276

Category: Literature and society

Page: 177

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Hanif Kureishi

Kureishi, Hanif. The Black Album. ... London: Faber and Faber, 2002. ——. The Body and Seven Stories. ... London Kills Me:Three Screenplays and Four Essays.



ISBN: 9780230210240



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Dance Drugs and Escape

London: Faber and Faber, ¡996. _____. Trainspotting. Screenplay. ... London Kills Me. Directed by Hanif Kureishi. Warner, ¡99¡. _____.

Author: Stan Beeler

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786430017

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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In the late 1980s the rave phenomenon swept the youth culture of the United Kingdom, incorporating the generations' two newest social stimulants: modern electronic dance music and a notorious designer drug known as Ecstasy. Although the movement began in rebellion against mainstream culture, its underground dynamism soon attracted the interest of novelists, screenwriters, and filmmakers who attempted to reflect the phenomenon in their works. Through artistic and commercial popularization, the once obscure subculture was transformed into a pop-culture behemoth with powerful links to the entertainment industry. This study deals with the transformative effects of film, television and literature on club culture. Chapters furthermore reflect club culture's own effect on crime, ethnicity, sexuality and drug use. As the study traces artistic depictions of club culture's development, each chapter focuses on individual books, films and television shows that reflect the transformation of the club culture into what it is today.

Hanif Kureishi

Both Rosie and Headley , the exploitative liberal in London Kills Me , have parallels with Susan in Borderline . In her role as an investigative reporter ...

Author: Bart Moore-Gilbert

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719055350

Category: Drama

Page: 266

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This comprehensive critical study of Hanif Kureishi details the writer's career to date. Kureishi has explored a number of key social and cultural issues of recent years, including the legacies of colonialism, the paradoxes of multi-culturalism, changing conceptions of class, gender and sexuality, globalization, and relations between popular culture and the canon. Bart Moore-Gilbert's authoritative text places Kureishi's writing in its historical, social, cultural, and critical contexts, and provides detailed readings of his major works.

Postcolonial Masquerades

Hanif Kureishi, London Kills Me (New York: Penguin, 1992)48. 18. Carynelson and Lawrence Grossberg, eds. Marxism andthe Interpretationof Culture (Chicago: U ...

Author: Niti Sampat Patel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136537158

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Eloquence of the Vulgar

... 172 Korda, Alexander 22 Kuhn, Michael 160 Kureishi, Hanif, London Kills Me 21 London in 16th and 17th centuries 82, 89–90 in 1950s 95 Shakespearian 29, ...

Author: Colin MacCabe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838718794

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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In The Eloquence of the Vulgar, the distinguished academic Colin MacCabe reflects on cultural change from Shakespeare to Derek Jarman, on the institutional forms of knowledge, on the links between popular and elite art, and on the role of the intellectual in contemporary life. A radical argument emerges from the book's diverse concerns. Cinema and television - the new and democratic art forms of the twentieth century - demand a fundamental rethinking of our concepts of language and culture. What is at stake is the very idea of a liberal and humane education.

The Booker Prize and the Legacy of Empire

Kureishi , Hanif . London Kills Me : Three Screenplays and Four Essays ( Penguin : New York , 1992 ) . Lamb , Jonathan . “ A Sublime Moment off Poverty Bay ...

Author: Luke Strongman

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042014881

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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This book is about the Booker Prize – the London-based literary award made annually to “the best novel written in English” by a writer from one of those countries belonging to, or formerly part of, the British Commonwealth. The approach to the Prize is thematically historical and spans the award period to 1999. The novels that have won or shared the Prize in this period are examined within a theoretical framework mapping the literary terrain of the fiction. Individual chapters explore themes that occur within the larger narrative formed by this body of novels - collectively invoked cultures, social trends and movements spanning the stages of imperial heyday and decline as perceived over the past three decades. Individually and collectively, the novels mirror, often in terms of more than a single static image, British imperial culture after empire, contesting and reinterpreting perceptions of the historical moment of the British Empire and its legacy in contemporary culture.The body of Booker novels narrates the demise of empire and the emergence of different cultural formations in its aftermath. The novels are grouped for discussion according to the way in which they deal with aspects of the transition from empire to a post-imperial culture - from early imperial expansion, through colonization, retrenchment, decolonization and postcolonial pessimism, to the emergence of tribal nationalisms and post-imperial nation-states. The focus throughout is primarily literary and contingently cultural.

Culture the State Nationalisms

New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. 41-55. Kureishi, Hanif. London Kills Me: Three Screenplays and Four Essays. New York: Penguin, 1992. Nairn, Tom.

Author: Gabrielle Eva Marie Zezulka-Mailloux

Publisher: CRC Studio

ISBN: 9781551951492

Category: Culture


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Female Stars of British Cinema

Kureishi, Hanif, 'London's killing off its film-makers', The Guardian, 16 October 1991, p. 23. Landy, Marcia, 'The other side of paradise: British cinema ...

Author: Williams Melanie Williams

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474405652

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Film stars are often seen as a Hollywood creation but this book explores how British cinema developed its own culture of stardom, and how its female stars have been prized by audiences worldwide. Female Stars of British Cinema uses case studies of seven female stars whose careers span the 1940s to the present day - Jean Kent, Diana Dors, Rita Tushingham, Glenda Jackson, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Lloyd, and Judi Dench - to explore how British star femininities have developed over time, and how the image of the British female star has responded to broader social and cultural changes. These 'women in question' offer a way into the complexities of British cinema's culture of stardom which has sometimes espoused glamour and sometimes rejected it, and is entangled with issues of regional, national and ethnic identity, as well as class, sexuality and age. Exploring and investigating the variety of British star femininities over the last seventy-five years, this book also interrogates the omissions and absences from that same cinematic firmament.

The Routledge Concise History of Twentieth Century British Literature

Kureishi, Hanif (1992) London Kills Me: Three Screenplays and Four Essays, New York: Penguin. Larkin, Philip (2003) Collected Poems, London: Faber and Faber ...

Author: Ashley Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135123031

Category: History

Page: 214

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In The Routledge Concise History of Twentieth-Century British Literature Ashley Dawson identifies the key British writers and texts, shaped by era-defining cultural and historical events and movements from the period. He provides: Analysis of works by a diverse range of influential authors Examination of the cultural and literary impact of crucial historical, social, political and cultural events Discussion of Britain’s imperial status in the century and the diversification of the nation through Black and Asian British Literature Readers are also provided with a comprehensive timeline, a glossary of terms, further reading and explanatory text boxes featuring further information on key figures and events.