Parables of Pacific Shores: Locations, Caves and Coastal Masculinities in Cast Away and Sanctum

Craven, Allison (2011) Parables of Pacific Shores: Locations, Caves and Coastal Masculinities in Cast Away and Sanctum. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 10. pp. 158-165.

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Abstract

In 'Cast Away' (Zemeckis 2000), Chuck is plane-wrecked on an uninhabited island and lives in a cave but, upon rescue, disavows the cave-dweller, saying that a package saved his life. In 'Sanctum' (Grierson 2011), the deep cave system is setting for a sub-marine Oedipal struggle. A place of ancient healing cults, and Plato's metaphor for perception, the cave or grotto persists in postmodern culture (Nelson 2001), not least as performance sites for Pacific masculinities.

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ISSN: 1448-2940
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Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2012 02:40
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200210 Pacific Cultural Studies @ 30%
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