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The Woman at the Keyhole : Feminism and Women's Cinema - Judith Mayne

The Woman at the Keyhole

Feminism and Women's Cinema

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1990
ISBN: 9780253206060
Number Of Pages: 272

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" The Woman at the Keyhole is one] of the most significant contributions to feminist film theory sin ce the 1970s." -- SubStance

..". this intelligent, eminently readable volume puts women's filmmaking on the main stage.... serves at once as introduction and original contribution to the debates structuring the field. Erudite but never obscure, effectively argued but not polemical, The Woman at the Keyhole should prove to be a valuable text for courses on women and cinema." -- The Independent

When we imagine a "woman" and a "keyhole," it is usually a woman on the other side of the keyhole, as the proverbial object of the look, that comes to mind. In this work the author is not necessarily reversing the conventional image, but rather asking what happens when women are situated on both sides of the keyhole. In all of the films discussed, the threshold between subject and object, between inside and outside, between virtually all opposing pairs, is a central figure for the reinvention of cinematic narrative.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Spectacle and Narrativep. 11
Spectacle, Narrative, and Screenp. 13
Screen Testsp. 49
Female Authorshipp. 87
Female Authorship Reconsideredp. 89
Mistresses of Discrepancyp. 124
Early Cinema and Women's Filmsp. 155
Primitive" Narrationp. 157
Revising the "Primitive"p. 184
Afterwordp. 223
Notesp. 229
Indexp. 254
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ISBN: 9780253206060
ISBN-10: 0253206065
Series: Theories of Representation and Difference
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 22nd December 1990
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39