Depicting ‘the other’ in award-winning movies: A perspective on the motion pictures Slumdog Millionaire and The Hurt Locker | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2001-0818
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This article will focus on the analysis of the two award-winning movies Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle) and The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow), both released in 2008. It examines their cross cultural representations for ‘othering’, with a view to identify the strategies used in the construction of models for social ordering and validation of western superiority. Since the narratives of these movies attempt a representation across ‘western’ and ‘eastern’ identities, it is on ‘orientalism’ imagetics that I concentrate.


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Keyword(s): identities; media; movie narratives; orientalism; ‘othering’
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