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Thelma & Louise

by:Scott, Ridley

Thelma is an abused and neglected wife, while her friend Louise is a bitter, hard-edged waitress. The two decide to take a brief vacation to escape the drudgery of their everyday lives. Immediately, they run into trouble, as Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma in the parking lot of a country bar.

Editions:285  Date:1984 - 2021  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for strong language and some violence and sensuality.  Genre(s):Feature films, Action and adventure films, Action and adventure films, Drama, Road films


Spinster tales and womanly possibilities

by:Rosenthal, Naomi Braun, 1940-

"The spinster, once a ubiquitous figure in American popular culture, has all but vanished from the scene. Intrigued by the fact that her disappearance seems to have gone unnoticed, Naomi Braun Rosenthal traces the spinter's life and demise by using stories from the Ladies' Home Journal (from 1890, 1913, and 1933), along with Hollywood films from the 1940s and 1950s, such as It's a Wonderful Life; Now, Voyager; and Summertime, among others. Originally invoked as a symbol of female independence a hundred years ago, when marriage and career were considered to be incompatible choices for women, spinsterhood was advocated as an alternate path by some and viewed as a threat to family life by others.

Editions:11  Date:2001 - 2002  Genre(s):History, Criticism, interpretation, etc


Good girls and wicked witches : women in Disney's feature animation

by:Davis, Amy M. (Amy Michele)

In Good Girls and Wicked Witches, Amy M. Davis re-examines the notion that Disney heroines are rewarded for passivity. Davis proceeds from the assumption that, in their representations of femininity, Disney films both reflected and helped shape the attitudes of the wider society, both at the time of their first release and subsequently. Analyzing the construction of (mainly human) female characters in the animated films of the Walt Disney Studio between 1937 and 2001, she attempts to establish the extent to which these characterizations were shaped by wider popular stereotypes. Davis argues that it is within the most constructed of all moving images of the female form-the heroine of the animated film-that the most telling aspects of Woman as the subject of Hollywood iconography and cultural ideas of American womanhood are to be found.

Editions:22  Date:2006 - 2012  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Animated films, Animated films, Animated films


Women in film noir

by:Kaplan, E. Ann

For this expanded edition, Kaplan has brought together further essays which reflect the renewed interest in Film Noir which is apparent today.

Editions:99  Date:1978 - 2019  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Film noir, Film noir


Ancient Greek Women in Film

by:Nikoloutsos, Konstantinos P.

This volume examines cinematic representations of ancient Greek women from the realms of myth and history. It discusses how these female figures were resurrected on the big screen by different filmmakers during different historical moments, and were therefore embedded within a narrative which served various purposes.

Editions:19  Date:2013 - 2014  Genre(s):Conference papers and proceedings, Drama, History


Diva : defiance and passion in early Italian cinema

by:Dalle Vacche, Angela, 1954-

"Animated by a luminous goddess at its center, the diva film provided a forum for denouncing social evils and exploring new models of behavior among the sexes ... Dalle Vacche offers the first authoritative study of this important film genre of the cinema that preceded the First World War ... Contrasting the Italian diva with the Hollywood vamp Theda Bara and the famous Danish star Asta Nielsen, Dalle Vacche shows how the diva oscillates between articulating Henri Bergson's vibrant life-force and representing the suffering figure of the Catholic mater dolorosa."--Cover.

Editions:18  Date:2008  Genre(s):Historical films, Documentary films, Film excerpts, Feature films, Film excerpts


Close encounters : film, feminism, and science fiction

Editions:18  Date:1990 - 2006  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Science fiction films, Science fiction films


The unruly woman : gender and the genres of laughter

by:Karlyn, Kathleen Rowe, 1947-

Unruly women have been making a spectacle of themselves in film and on television from Mae West to Roseanne Arnold. In this groundbreaking work, Kathleen Rowe explores how the unruly woman - often a voluptuous, noisy, joke-making rebel or "woman on top"--Uses humor and excess to undermine patriarchal norms and authority. At the heart of the book are detailed analyses of two highly successful unruly women - the comedian Roseanne Arnold and the Muppet Miss Piggy. Putting these two figures in a deeper cultural perspective, Rowe also examines the evolution of romantic film comedy from the classical Hollywood period to the present, showing how the comedic roles of actresses such as Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, and Marilyn Monroe offered an alternative, empowered image of women that differed sharply from the "suffering heroine" portrayed in classical melodramas. This feminist study of comedy in film and television offers exciting new opportunities for understanding these media. Written with verve and humor, it will be important reading for a wide popular and scholarly audience in mass communications, gender studies, and popular culture

Editions:12  Date:1992 - 2005  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Television comedies, Comedy television programs, Television comedies


Women in film noir

For this expanded edition, the editor has brought together further essays which reflect the renewed interest in Film Noir which is apparent in many of today's most popular movies.

Editions:1  Date:1980  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Film noir, Film noir, Film noir


Waga seishun ni kuinashi = : No regrets for our youth

by:Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998

A story of feminist self-discovery set in pre-war Japan. A woman breaks conventions by striking out on her own and being self-sufficient.

Editions:31  Date:1945 - 2011  Rating:9 - 12, Academic/AP  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Feature films, History


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