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Games and domestic conflict

by Critical Commons Manager

A boy whose PC game play is not valued at home resorts to a fantasy world that extends a videogame narrative into the real world. This clip is typical of the generational conflict surrounding games that is often depicted in Hollywood. However, the parallel fantasy narrative softens the underlying critique of PC games as a destructive presence in the domestic sphere.

Games and generational conflict in Coak and Dagger

A father and son conflict over the value of game play in the domestic sphere

from Cloak and Dagger (1984)
Creator: Richard Franklin
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Posted by Critical Commons Manager