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The road movie: a complex cinematic journey that incorporates
mythic themes of questing and searching, the need for being, for
love, for a home and for a promise of a different future, and yet
also serves as a map of current cultural desires, dreams, and
LOST HIGHWAYS explores the history of the road movie through a
series of detailed essays on key films within the genre. Through
these comprehensive and absorbing studies a clear and concise
post-modern picture of the road movie emerges, tracing hitherto
neglected intersections with other genres such as the western, film
noir, horror, and even science fiction.
From The Wizard Of Oz to Crash, Apocalypse Now to Vanishing
Point, The Wild Bunch to Easy Rider, LOST HIGHWAYS is the
definitive illustrated guide to a diverse body of film which holds
at its nucleus the quintessential cinematic/cultural interchange of
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