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Spaces of Women's Cinema : Space, Place and Genre in Contemporary Women's Filmmaking - Sue Thornham

Spaces of Women's Cinema

Space, Place and Genre in Contemporary Women's Filmmaking

Paperback Published: 21st March 2019
ISBN: 9781844579112
Number Of Pages: 256

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Sue Thornham explores issues of space, place, time and gender in feminist filmmaking through an examination of a wide range of films by contemporary women filmmakers, ranging from the avant-garde to mainstream Hollywood. Beginning from questions about space itself and the way it has been gendered, she asks how representation functions in relation to space and time, and how this, too, is gendered, before moving to an exploration of how such questions might be considered in relation to women 's filmmaking.

In sections dealing with spaces from wilderness to city, she analyses in detail how these issues have been dealt with by women filmmakers, addressing the work of filmmakers such as Jane Campion, Kathryn Bigelow, Julie Dash, Maggie Greenwald, Patricia Rozema and Carol Morley, and films including 'An Angel at My Table' (1990), 'Daughters of the Dust' (1991) 'The Ballad of Little Jo' (1993), 'Winter's Bone' (2010), 'Zero Dark Thirty' (2012) and 'The Falling' (2014).

About the Author

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film Studies at the University of Sussex, UK.

1. Introduction: Not a Country at All

2. Wilderness Spaces

3. City Spaces

4. Interior Spaces

5. Border Spaces

6. Doubled Spaces: the Landscapes of Adaptation


ISBN: 9781844579112
ISBN-10: 1844579115
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 21st March 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.42

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