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Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748693566

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.001.0001

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Doubling in the Cinema of George Cukor

Doubling in the Cinema of George Cukor

The Royal Family of Broadway, A Bill of Divorcement, A Double Life, and Bhowani Junction

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(p.92) Chapter 6 Doubling in the Cinema of George Cukor
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George Cukor
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Michael DeAngelis

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.003.0007

This chapter provides an examination of doubling in the spatial, temporal, and perspectival attributes of four Cukor films that at first glance might seem to have little in common—The Royal Family of Broadway (1930), A Bill of Divorcement (1932), A Double Life (1947), and Bhowani Junction (1956). As this chapter shows, the doubling that occurs in these films evidences a concern with the implications of relationships between here and there, then and now, and seeing and being seen. Moreover, this chapter's critical investigation of such a little-studied dynamic promises to illuminate an aspect of doubling that is no less fundamental to the director's concerns than any other aspects of his cinema.

Keywords:   doubling, double life, relationships, polarities, dichotomies, A Bill of Divorcement, A Double Life, Bhowani Junction

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