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So ‘foreign’ it’s good : the cultural politics of accented cult cinema. / Smith, Iain Robert.

In: Continuum, Vol. 33, No. 6, 02.11.2019, p. 705-716.

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Smith, IR 2019, 'So ‘foreign’ it’s good: the cultural politics of accented cult cinema', Continuum, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 705-716. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2019.1677983

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Smith, I. R. (2019). So ‘foreign’ it’s good: the cultural politics of accented cult cinema. Continuum, 33(6), 705-716. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2019.1677983

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Smith IR. So ‘foreign’ it’s good: the cultural politics of accented cult cinema. Continuum. 2019 Nov 2;33(6):705-716. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2019.1677983

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Smith, Iain Robert. / So ‘foreign’ it’s good : the cultural politics of accented cult cinema. In: Continuum. 2019 ; Vol. 33, No. 6. pp. 705-716.

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