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Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir: Ready for Her Close-Up

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In the context of nineteenth-century Victorinoir and close readings of original-cycle film noir, Julie Grossman argues that the presence of the "femme fatale" figure, as she is understood in film criticism and popular culture, is drastically over-emphasized and has helped to sustain cultural obsessions with 'bad' women.

About the Author

JULIE GROSSMAN is a professor of English at Le Moyne College, New York, USA. She is co-editor of A Due Voci: The Photography of Rita Hammond and has published articles on film noir, Francis Ford Coppola, Todd Haynes, Oscar Wilde and Karen Finley, and Thomas Hardy and Henry James.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Illustrations

Introduction: 'No One Mourns the Wicked'

PART I: FILM NOIR'S 'FEMME FATALES': MOVING BEYOND GENDER FANTASIES

'Well, aren't we Ambitious': Desire, Domesticity, and the 'Femme Fatale'

Psychological Disorders and 'Wiretapping the Unconscious': Film Noir Listens to Women

PART II: LOOKING BACK - VICTORINOIR: MODERN WOMEN AND THE FATAL(E) PROGENY OF VICTORIAN REPRESENTATIONS

Looking Forward - Deconstructing the 'Femme Fatale'

Notes

Bibliography

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781137285881
Author:
Grossman, Julie
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 b/w photos
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Screenwriting
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General

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