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Women's Pictures : Feminism and Cinema - Annette Kuhn

Women's Pictures

Feminism and Cinema

Paperback Published: 26th August 1994
ISBN: 9781859840108
Number Of Pages: 300

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This pioneering and influential work of feminist theory has been extensively updated by the author to chart the changes in feminist film theory and practice between the eighties and the nineties. Readers, whether engaged in the making of films, the study of them, or simply the pleasure of viewing them, will appreciate the way in which the author discusses and demystifies the current methods of analysis, including semiotic and psychoanalytical approaches.

The films used as points of discussion are drawn from both mainstream and alternative cinema, institutions which are themselves examined in relation to their production, distribution and exhibition practices.

The thesis proposed by Annette Kuhn is an exciting one: namely, that feminism and cinema, taken together, could provide the basis for new forms of expression, providing the opportunity for a truly feminist alternative cinema in terms of film language, of reading that language and of representing the world.

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"This important book is an introduction to feminist interventions and debates around film.... It will be a key text for anyone interested in feminist cultural politics, in feminism generally, and in film." - Terry Lovell, Feminist Review "A lucid examination of film theory and feminism ... Women's Pictures should be an indispensable resource." - Mary Desjardins, On Film

Passionate detachmentp. 3
Dominant cinema
The pleasure machinep. 21
Textual gratificationp. 43
Rereading dominant cinema: Feminism and film theory
Making visible the invisiblep. 69
Trouble in the textp. 84
The body in the machinep. 109
Replacing dominant cinema: Feminism and film practice
Real womenp. 131
Textual politicsp. 156
The production of meaning and the meaning of productionp. 178
App. 1 Glossaryp. 197
App. 2 Film availabilityp. 200
Notesp. 208
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9781859840108
ISBN-10: 1859840108
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 26th August 1994
Publisher: Verso Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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