Regarding portrayals of cultural transitions in film:

What about war movies, such as "Born on the Fourth of July" where the
transition is not only one that involves a return from an
international/foreign cultural context but also from the military culture
of soldiers and of war itself.

It might also be interesting to consider prison films, especially those
that portray a convict's release back into the "free" world and their
tentative/apprehensive disposition as they attempt to make the transition
back into society. The final scenes of "The Shawshank
Redemption" featuring Morgan Freeman come to mind, but there are many

Murray Forman
Department of Communicaton Studies
Northeastern University
Boston, MA, 02115-5000
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