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Kiss Me Deadly: Feminism and Cinema for the Moment

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Publisher Comments:

These essays break with many of the givens of traditional feminist film theory and examine the work of directors outside the canon, including Kathryn Bigelow, Jane Campion, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Martin Scorsese. Kiss Me Deadly offers a refreshing emphasis on new theoretical perspectives as well as new interpretations of old ones.

About the Author

LALEEN JAYAMANNE is Lecturer in Cinema Studies at the Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney. She is also a filmmaker whose films include A Song of Ceylon and Rehearsing. Her articles have appeared in Screen, Discourse, and The Australian Journal of Screen Theory.

Table of Contents

Five Ages of Film Feminism, by Patricia Mellencamp

Between Contemplation and Distraction: Cinema, Obsession and Involuntary Memory, by Jodi Brooks

I Wanted to Shoot People: Genre, Gender and Action in the Films of Kathryn Bigelow, by Needeya Islam

Fourth Person Singular: Becoming Ordinary and the Void in the Critical Body Filmic, by Melissa McMahon

Film Figures: Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "The marriage of Maria Braun" and Alexander Kluge's "The Female Patriot," by Michelle Langford

Nicholas Roeg's "Bad Timing": Fabulising the Author Among the Ruins of Romance, by Toni Ross

Life Is a Dream--Raul Ruiz Was a Surrealist in Sydney: A Capillary Memory of a Cultural Event, by Laleen Jayamanne

Meditation of Violence, by Lesley Stern

Product Details

ISBN:
9780909952266
Subtitle:
Feminism and Cinema for the Moment
Author:
Jayamanne, Laleen
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Feminism and the arts
Subject:
Women in motion pictures
Subject:
Feminism and motion pictures
Subject:
Feminist film criticism.
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
American Studies; Performance Studies; Cinema; Cinema/Film; Criticism; Gender; Media; Women
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
43
Publication Date:
19960201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.46 x 5.57 x 0.77 in

Related Subjects

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