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Putting baby in a context: Stephen Lee Naish's Deconstructing Dirty Dancing article icon

History & The Arts 

Putting baby in a context: Stephen Lee Naish's Deconstructing Dirty Dancing

In Deconstructing Dirty Dancing, Stephen Lee Naish unpacks the enduring popularity of the film Dirty Dancing, released to mixed reviews in 1987 before going on to become a global hit. Offering a comparative study of the film with David Lynch’s Blue Velvet before a scene-by-scene analysis and reflections on the film’s personal resonance for the author, the book is an idiosyncratic and accessible take on this cultural phenomenon, finds Penny Montague.

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How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom article icon

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How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When "computing" was a thing you did, and doing it at home was especially noteworthy.)

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Industrial development in Southwest Donegal: Textile production, 1983 video icon

 

Industrial development in Southwest Donegal: Textile production, 1983

Inside perspectives of the textiles production industry in Southwest Donegal in the 1980s.

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OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015 article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015

What happens when you add Italian design to a British workhorse? What difference has Open Access made? And more free learning through the day.

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OpenLearn Live: 21st October 2015 article icon

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OpenLearn Live: 21st October 2015

A trip back in time to explore the DeLorean DMC12; when digestion misfires; making cars - and more free learning through the day.

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