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Women in Film Noir


Expanded edition of a classic text illuminating film noir by exploring gender, sexuality, politics, psychoanalysis and semiotics.

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Women in Film Noir is one of the classic course texts of film studies, a groundbreaking attempt to chart the ways in which meanings and fantasies are produced in Film Noir through representations of the femme fatal and other female roles.

First published in 1978, Women in Film Noir assembled a group of scholars and critics committed to understanding the cinema in terms of gender, sexuality, politics, psychoanalysis and semiotics. This work remains fresh and insightful and is reprinted here.

For this new expanded edition the editor has brought together further essays that reflect the renewed interest in film noir that is apparent today. Exploring 'neo-noir', postmodernism and other contemporary trends, new essays offer readings of, among others, Bound and Basic Instinct, broadening the scope of the book to include questions of race and homosexuality.

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SKU 9780851706665
Product contents Klute 1 - a contemporary Film Noir and feminist criticism, Christine Gledhill; woman's place - the absent family of Film Noir, Sylvia Harvey; women in Film Noir, Janey Place; duplicity in "Mildred Pierce", Pam Cook; the place of women in Fritz Lang's "The
Publisher(s) BFI Publishing
Editor(s) E. Ann Kaplan
Format Paperback
Original publication date 01/09/1998
Edition 2nd
Number of pages 256
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