Women in Film Noir (2nd ed. 1998)

Women in Film Noir (2nd ed. 1998)

By: E. Ann Kaplan (editor)Paperback

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The first edition of "Women in Film Noir" (1978) assembled a group of scholars and critics committed to understanding the cinema in terms of gender, sexuality, politics, psychoanalysis and semiotics. This edition is expanded to include further essays which reflect the 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.


Klute 1 a contemporary Film Noir and feminist criticism, Christine Gledhill; woman's place the absent family of Film Noir, Sylvia Harvey; women in Film Noir, Janey Place; duplicity in 'Mildred Pierce', Pam Cook; the place of women in Fritz Lang's 'The Blue Gardenia', E. Ann Kaplan; 'Double Indemnity', Claire Johnston; 'Klute'.- 2 feminism and 'Klute', Christine Gledhill; resistance through charisma Rita Hayworth and 'Gilda', Richard Dyer; postscript queers and women in Film Noir, Richard Dyer; female spectator, lesbian spectator 'The Haunting', Patricia White; femme fatale or lesbian femme 'Bound' in sexual difference, Chris Straayer; the postmodern always rings twice constructing the femme fatale in 1990's cinema, Kate Stables; the 'dark continent' of Film Noir race, displacement and metaphor in 'Cat People' and 'The Lady from Shanghai', E. Ann Kaplan; 'Gilda' didn't do any of those things you've been losing sleep over the central women in 1940s Film Noir, Angela Martin.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780851706665
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780851706665
  • weight: 391
  • ISBN10: 0851706665
  • edition: 2nd ed. 1998

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