Femininity in the Frame

Women and 1950s British Popular Cinema

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Author: Melanie Bell

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857712632

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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It’s widely assumed that Britain in the 1950s experienced a return to traditional gender roles. Popular cinema has typically been seen to represent this era through the dominant image of the ‘happy housewife’. Femininity in the Frame is a sharply observant account of how British cinema engaged with femininity and women’s roles during this important period. Written in a lively and accessible manner, it challenges received understandings, arguing that the period was marked by social unease and anxiety about gender roles and femininity, with much British cinema producing ambiguous messages about feminine identities and the role of women. Through analysing marginalized figures, such as prostitutes, criminals and femmes fatales, and addressing central themes, notably sexuality, marriage and female friendship, Melanie Bell examines how British popular cinema imagined and constructed femininity in this era of rapid social and cultural change. She draws together sources ranging from official reports to film reviews, with case studies of films across genres, including The Perfect Woman, Young Wives’ Tale,The Weak and the Wicked and A Town Like Alice, to show how new ideas and understandings of femininity were seeping into the cultural imagery at this time. She demonstrates how such films expressed proto-feminist ideas and how they ultimately explored new forms of femininity in a manner that has not untilnow been recognised.

A Companion to British and Irish Cinema

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Author: John Hill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118482832

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

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A stimulating overview of the intellectual arguments and critical debates involved in the study of British and Irish cinemas British and Irish film studies have expanded in scope and depth in recent years, prompting a growing number of critical debates on how these cinemas are analysed, contextualized, and understood. A Companion to British and Irish Cinema addresses arguments surrounding film historiography, methods of textual analysis, critical judgments, and the social and economic contexts that are central to the study of these cinemas. Twenty-nine essays from many of the most prominent writers in the field examine how British and Irish cinema have been discussed, the concepts and methods used to interpret and understand British and Irish films, and the defining issues and debates at the heart of British and Irish cinema studies. Offering a broad scope of commentary, the Companion explores historical, cultural and aesthetic questions that encompass over a century of British and Irish film studies—from the early years of the silent era to the present-day. Divided into five sections, the Companion discusses the social and cultural forces shaping British and Irish cinema during different periods, the contexts in which films are produced, distributed and exhibited, the genres and styles that have been adopted by British and Irish films, issues of representation and identity, and debates on concepts of national cinema at a time when ideas of what constitutes both ‘British’ and ‘Irish’ cinema are under question. A Companion to British and Irish Cinema is a valuable and timely resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of film, media, and cultural studies, and for those seeking contemporary commentary on the cinemas of Britain and Ireland.

The Encyclopedia of British Film

Fourth edition

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Author: Brian McFarlane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526111977

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1000

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With well over 6,300 articles, including over 500 new entries, this fourth edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film is a fully updated invaluable reference guide to the British film industry. It is the most authoritative volume yet, stretching from the inception of the industry to the present day, with detailed listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema. Brian McFarlane's meticulously researched guide is the definitive companion for anyone interested in the world of film. Previous editions have sold many thousands of copies and this fourth edition will be an essential work of reference for enthusiasts interested in the history of British cinema, and for universities and libraries.

Projecting Tomorrow

Science Fiction and Popular Cinema

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Author: James Chapman,Nicholas J. Cull

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857721844

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Cinema and science fiction were made for each other. The science fiction genre has produced some of the most extraordinary films ever made, yet science fiction cinema is about more than just special effects. It has also provided a vehicle for filmmakers and writers to comment on their own societies and cultures. This new exploration of the genre examines landmark science fiction films from the 1930s to the present. They include genre classics such as Things to Come, Forbidden Planet and 2001: A Space Odyssey alongside modern blockbusters Star Wars and Avatar. Chapman and Cull consider both screen originals and adaptations of the work of major science fiction authors. They also range widely across the genre from pulp adventure and space opera to political allegory and speculative documentary – there is even a science fiction musical. Informed throughout by extensive research in US and British archives, the book documents the production histories of each film to show how they made their way to the screen – and why they turned out the way they did.

Women and the Media

Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present

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Author: Maggie Andrews,Sallie McNamara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135106908

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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The media have played a significant role in the contested and changing social position of women in Britain since the 1900s. They have facilitated feminism by both providing discourses and images from which women can construct their identities, and offering spaces where hegemonic ideas of femininity can be reworked. This volume is intended to provide an overview of work on Broadcasting, Film and Print Media from 1900, while appealing to scholars of History and Media, Film and Cultural Studies. This edited collection features tightly focused and historically contextualised case studies which showcase current research on women and media in Britain since the 1900s. The case studies explore media directed at a particularly female audience such as Woman’s Hour, and magazines such as Vogue, Woman and Marie Claire. Women who work in the media, issues of production, and regulation are discussed alongside the representation of women across a broad range of media from early 20th-century motorcycling magazines, Page 3 and regional television news.

Cultural Afterlives and Screen Adaptations of Classic Literature

Wuthering Heights and Company

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Author: H. Shachar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137262877

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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Film and television adaptations of classic literature have held a longstanding appeal for audiences, an appeal that this book sets out to examine. With a particular focus on Wuthering Heights , the book examines adaptations made from the 1930s to the twenty-first century, providing an understanding of how they help shape our cultural landscape.

Women in film noir

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Author: E. Ann Kaplan

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 238

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Women in Film Noir is one of the classic course texts of film studies, a groundbreaking attempt to chart the ways in which meanings and fantasies are produced in film noir through representations of the femme fatal and other female roles. First published in 1978, Women in Film Noir assembled a group of scholars and critics committed to understanding the cinema in terms of gender, sexuality, politics, psychoanalysis, and semiotics. This work remains fresh and insightful and is reprinted here. For this new expanded edition, the editor has brought together further essays that reflect renewed interest in film noir. Exploring "neo-noir," postmodernism, and other contemporary trends, new essays offer readings of, among others, Bound and Basic Instinct, broadening the scope of the book to include questions of race and homosexuality.

HJEAS

Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Foreign Films

A Guide to Nearly 500 Films on Videocassette by Foreign Directors

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Cinebooks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Sociological Abstracts

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Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 454

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Choice

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

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Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Ten.8

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: N.A

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The illustrated encyclopedia of movie character actors

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Author: David Quinlan

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

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This illustrated volume documents the careers of 850 top film character actors and provides a character summary, a role-type description, a detailed filmography, and a photograph for each

Sexus und Herrschaft

Die Tyrannei des Mannes in unserer Gesellschaft

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Author: Kate Millett

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462411209

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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»Sexus und Herrschaft« ist Kate Milletts erstes Buch. Es erschien 1969 und machte die Autorin über Nacht berühmt. Übersetzungen in zahlreiche Sprachen folgten. Kate Millett stellt in ihrem Buch die These auf, daß Sexualität ein politisches Instrument ist und der Koitus, die scheinbar intimste Beziehung zwischen den Geschlechtern, dem Patriarchat zur Unterdrückung und Demütigung der Frau dient. Als Beleg für ihre These analysiert sie die Werke von Autoren wie D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, Jean Genet. Das Buch gehört seit seinem Erscheinen zu den Standardwerken der Frauenbewegung.

Cindy Sherman

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Author: Cindy Sherman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783829605670

Category:

Page: 263

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