Home Alone at 30: how one case of parental neglect led to (hilariously) painful outcomes

Sparkes, Daryl ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8782-0519 (2020) Home Alone at 30: how one case of parental neglect led to (hilariously) painful outcomes. The Conversation, 2 December 2020. p. 1.

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Abstract

Home Alone is one of the most well regarded movies of the 1990's. However, behind its thin veneer of comedy is a film which portrays violence and torture as comedic devices. Does the film hold up so well against modern attitudes towards violence and a place for it in family films.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution/No Derivatives License 4.0.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2022 02:09
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 08:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: Home Alone; comedy films; violence
Fields of Research (2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190204 Film and Television
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190201 Cinema Studies
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4701 Communication and media studies > 470107 Media studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130205 Visual communication
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45503

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