The old prospector

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre as exemplar of old age in popular film

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Abstract

Popular films often feature representations of older people and interpretations of the aging experience. Interpretations of aging in film parallel concepts and theories in contemporary gerontology. This article examines gerontological themes in the classic popular film, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The ubiquity of aging motifs in popular film offers gerontology a significant opportunity for public education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development
Volume40
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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