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"Mixophobia" and the Gated Community as "Home Sweet Home" in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village

"Mixophobia" and the Gated Community as "Home Sweet Home" in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village “Mixophobia” and the Gated Community as “Home Sweet Home” in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village aleksandra bida there is a growing liter ature on the Margaret Morse concludes that home often changing perceptions of home on account of becomes a “composite of shifting locations” the social impact of technology and its growing (69). Nonetheless, conventional expectations accessibility. David Morley’s Home Territories around the singular and static nature of home— expands the notion of home in the global era a space that can be easily located and ought by examining the impact of communication to remain unchanging over the course of one’s technologies on the networks that delineate life—can overshadow the changes that scholars home and the reach of global media inside such as Morley and Silva incisively describe. home spaces. Other aspects considered in This pattern of reverting to stagnant concep­ this area of research include the less time­ con­ tions of home is precisely what writer and direc­ suming and increasingly ubiquitous presence tor M. Night Shyamalan depicts in his 2004 film of transit and mobility, as well as the related The Village. political aspects of migration that have also The film open s with a shot of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

"Mixophobia" and the Gated Community as "Home Sweet Home" in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 69 (4) – Nov 18, 2017

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Abstract

“Mixophobia” and the Gated Community as “Home Sweet Home” in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village aleksandra bida there is a growing liter ature on the Margaret Morse concludes that home often changing perceptions of home on account of becomes a “composite of shifting locations” the social impact of technology and its growing (69). Nonetheless, conventional expectations accessibility. David Morley’s Home Territories around the singular and static nature of home— expands the notion of home in the global era a space that can be easily located and ought by examining the impact of communication to remain unchanging over the course of one’s technologies on the networks that delineate life—can overshadow the changes that scholars home and the reach of global media inside such as Morley and Silva incisively describe. home spaces. Other aspects considered in This pattern of reverting to stagnant concep­ this area of research include the less time­ con­ tions of home is precisely what writer and direc­ suming and increasingly ubiquitous presence tor M. Night Shyamalan depicts in his 2004 film of transit and mobility, as well as the related The Village. political aspects of migration that have also The film open s with a shot of

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Nov 18, 2017

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