Synopses & Reviews
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