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From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies

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Publisher Comments:

For this edition of her classic study of the feminine role in film, Molly Haskell has written a new chapter addressing recent developments in the appearance and perception of women in the movies.

"An incisive, exceedingly thoughtful look at the distorted lens through which Hollywood has historically viewed women. It is a valuable contribution not just of film criticism but to a society in which the vital role of women is just beginning to emerge."—Christian Science Monitor

"Haskell is interested in women—how they are used in movies, how they use movies, and how the parts they play function as projections and verifications of our myths about women's lot and woman's psyche and even, lately, women's lib."—Jane Kramer, Village Voice

"In examining the goddesses worshipped by an entire nation, Molly Haskell reveals a good deal about our national character and our most cherished sexual myths. . . . Concerned with the deeply ingrained belief of women's inferiority, she analyzes movies as a social product as well as a social arbiter, and she effectively demonstrates how women are encouraged to impose limitations on themselves by fashioning those selves after flickering shadows in a darkened auditorium—sexual creatures who possess neither ability nor ambition beyond their bodies. . . . Both as an examination of film and as sociology, From Reverence to Rape is excellent."—Harriet Kriegel, The Nation

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The image of women in films in the past and present is discussed and the roles played by various stars are highlighted.

Synopsis:

'From Reverence to Rape is an incisive, exceedingly thoughtful look at the distorted lens through which Hollywood has historically viewed women. It is a valuable contribution not just to film criticism but to a society in which the vital role of women is just beginning to emerge.' - Christian Science Monitor

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Big Lie

The Twenties

The Thirties

The Woman's Film

The Forties

The Fifties

The Europeans

The Sixties

1974-1987: The Age of Ambivalence

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226318851
Author:
Haskell, Molly
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Women in motion pictures
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Rape in motion pictures.
Subject:
Women in motion pictures -- History.
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19871031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
57 halftones
Pages:
444
Dimensions:
7.84x5.08x1.06 in. 1.01 lbs.

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