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Femmes Fatales

By Mary Ann Doane

Routledge – 1991 – 320 pages

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    978-0-415-90320-2
    August 22nd 1991

Description

A major work of feminist film criticism examining questions of sexual difference, the female body and the female spectator through a discussion of such figures as Pabst's Lulu and Rita Hayworth's Gilda.

Reviews

"Doane's insights into the ways in which women's bodies become a cinematic battleground are startling and illuminating. Likewise, her lengthy essays on psychoanalysis and racial difference and on the relationship between Freudian concept of sublimation and aesthetics (both written for this volume) are lucid and provocative, challenging the assumption that both race and aesthetics lie outside the purview of psychoanalysis." -- Publishers Weekly

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Description: By Mary Ann Doane. A major work of feminist film criticism examining questions of sexual difference, the female body and the female spectator through a discussion of such figures as Pabst's Lulu and Rita Hayworth's...
Categories: Cinema Studies & Popular Cinema, Film Theory, Gender & Cinema, Media & Film Studies