The Promised Land

Gurinder Chadha’s Springsteen-themed blockbuster Blinded by the Light is a poignant account of the class and racial ties that bind.

Blinded by the Light is a variation on a long-running theme of British cinema: the bright boy or girl who gets out of their impoverished circumstances, combined with the more recent trend of using contemporary rock as a way of tapping into a shared fund of emotions and associations. Many of these films dramatise the […]

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