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SOUTH PACIFIC
1958, 157 min., Color, DCP, English / French
It is 1943 and the United States Navy has established several bases in the Solomon Islands, in preparation for an invasion towards New Guinea and the Central Pacific. On one such island lives a French planter named Emile de Becque, whom the Navy wishes to employ as a scout to nearby Japanese held islands. To accomplish this task, de Becque is approached by a US Navy nurse named Nellie Forbush. Amidst an outstanding musical score, and breathtaking scenery, the drama of "South Pacific" unfolds.
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Sean Griffin

Sean Griffin
Sean Griffin is a Professor in the Division of Film and Media Arts at Southern Methodist University.  He received his PhD from the University of Southern California in 1997, and his dissertation became the book Tinker Belles and Evil Queens: The Walt Disney Company from the Inside Out.  He is also the co-author of America on Film: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies. He has also edited a number of anthologies, and contributed a number of articles on the musical genre, soap operas and Disney to journals and other anthologies.  He is currently finishing Free and Easy: A Defining History of the American Musical Film.