This comprehensive and insightful guide introduces key approaches to teaching women and film with accessible reference to key contemporary critical and theoretical writing, together with in-depth case studies. In addition to providing frameworks and advice for teaching women and film as a specialist topic, the guide encourages the integration of women and film to the teaching of genre, representation and audiences. The guide takes an intertextual approach, drawing case studies from contemporary mainstream cinema, advertising, magazines and television.
Films covered include Elizabeth, The Piano, Gangs of New York and Strange Days.
Introduction: assessment contexts and schemes of work
Time line: key industry and critical /theoretical personnel, events and moments
Key debates in women and film: the industry, theory, women's voices, consumption and pleasure.
Women working the film industry: recent trends and developments, Kathryn Bigelow
Stars and spectatorship: escapism, identification, consumption, Gwyneth Paltrow
Genre and costume analysis: Characteristics of Heritage / Post Heritage cinema, re-reading the Heritage film, gender and sexual identity.
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|Original publication date||2003|
|Number of pages||90|