The Cinematic Construction of Physical Disability as Identified Through
the Application of the Social Model of Disability
to Six Indicative Films Made since 1970

A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg (1970), The Raging Moon (1970), The Elephant Man (1980), Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981), Duet For One (1987) and My Left Foot (1989).

by Paul Anthony Darke BA., MA.

Being a thesis of 80,000 words for the degree of

PhD in Film Studies

(supervised by Professor Richard Dyer)

at The University of Warwick on April 30th in the year 1999