What If I Had Been the Hero?: Investigating Women's Cinema

What If I Had Been the Hero?: Investigating Women's Cinema

By: Sue Thornham (author)Paperback

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Sue Thornham's study explores issues in feminist filmmaking through an examination of a wide range of films by women filmmakers, ranging from the avant-garde to mainstream Hollywood, and from the 1970s to the present day, discussing directors including Sally Potter, Jane Campion, Julie Dash, Patricia Rozema and Lynne Ramsay.

About Author

SUE THORNHAM is Professor of Media and Film and Head of School at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of Passionate Detachments: An Introduction to Feminist Film Theory (1996), Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies (2001) and Women, Feminism and Media (2007); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009).


Acknowledgments.- Introduction.- PART I: QUESTIONS.- What if I'd Been the Hero?.- Women's Liberation Cinema?.- Unexplored Territories.- PART II: EXPLORATIONS.- Heroes and Writers.- Landscapes and Stories.- Bodies and Passions.- Conclusion: Unfinished Business.- Postscript.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844573639
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781844573639
  • ISBN10: 184457363X

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