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The Last Movie and the critique of imperialism

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The story of The Last Movie (1971) has become one of the abiding legends of the New Hollywood that brief flowering of politically and culturally radical film-making that blossomed with the decline of the traditional movie mass audience in the mid-1960s and withered with the arrival of the big-budget blockbuster in the mid-1970s.
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Keywords: Apocalypse Now; Dennis Hopper; New Hollywood; The Last Movie; anti-imperialism; avant-garde aesthetics; hippie counterculture; production history; self-reflexive narration; subjective narration

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Northampton in the United Kingdom.

Publication date: 2006-07-01

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