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Author Greven, David, author.

Title Representations of femininity in American genre cinema : the woman's film, film noir, and modern horror / David Greven.

Publication Info. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.436522 G869r 2013    ---  Available
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Edition First Palgrave Macmillan paperback edition.
Description 214 p. ; 22 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Femininity and film genres -- Pt. I. Freud and classical Hollywood. Freud and the death-mother : Freud, the woman's film, and modern horror -- Transformations of the woman's film : or, feminine myths -- Pt. II. Modern horror. Preface to Part II : Modern horror as the concealed woman's film -- Medusa in the mirror : Brian De Palma's Carrie -- Demeter and Persophone in space : transformation, femininity, and myth in the Alien films -- The finalizing woman : horror, femininity, and queer monsters -- Coda : The Brave One.
Summary The theme of female transformation informs the Hollywood representation of femininity from the studio era to the present. Whether it occurs physically, emotionally, or on some other level, transformation allows female protagonists to negotiate their own complex desires and to resist the compulsory marriage plot. A sweeping study of Hollywood from Now, Voyager, The Heiress, and Flamingo Road to Carrie, the Alien films, The Brave One, and the slasher horror genre, this book boldly unsettles commonplace understandings of genre film, female sexuality, and Freudian theory as it makes a strong new case for the queer relevance of female representation. -- Publisher.
Subject Femininity in motion pictures.
Women in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States.
Femininity in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01903226
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
Women in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01177931
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781137354990 (pbk.)

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