Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of Global Tourism, Faculty of Global Engagement
   Position   Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2014/03
Type Academic Paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Widowers in Road Movies:Left Alone in the Patriarchal Society
Contribution Type Single author
Journal Teaching English Through Movies
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher Teaching English Through Movies
Volume, Issue, Page pp.153-163
Total page number 184
Details There are road movies of elderlies in Hollywood. Among them there are films with certain number of solo male travelers. The themes of the movies are reuniting and reconciliation with their family members. The elderly male solo travelers go on the road to find their "home." It redefines the gender role of men in the patriarchal society. The article looked at two films, "About Schmidt" (2002) and "Everybody's Fine", (1990).