Cracks in the pedestal : ideology and gender in Hollywood / Philip Green
Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, c1998.
Call No: 626:396 GRE Author: Green, Philip, 1932 Place: Amherst Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press PubDate: c1998 PhysDes: viii, 262 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: GENDER AND THE CINEMA.USA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; FILM NOIR. USA; CREED, BARBARA; MULVEY, LAURA; STONE, SHARON; ALIENS (US, James Cameron, 1986); BASIC INSTINCT (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1992); FATAL ATTRACTION (US, Adrian Lyne, 1987); FURNESS, DEBORRA-LEE; GILDA (US, Charles Vidor, 1946); IMPULSE (US, Sandra Locke, 1990); LAST SEDUCTION, THE (US, John Dahl, 1994); MS. 45 (US, Abel Ferrara, 1981); NORMA RAE (US, Martin Ritt, 1979); STILTE ROND CHRISTINE M., DE (NE, Marleen Gorris, 1982); RIVER WILD, THE (US, Curtis Hanson, 1994); SHAME (AT, Steve Jodrell, 1988); SHAME [TV] (US, 1992); SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG (US, Melvin Van Peebles, 1971); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991); VANISHING, THE (US, George Sluizer, 1993); SPOORLOOS (NE/FR, George Sluizer, 1988) Summary: Distinguishing his own neo-Marxist approach from that of other media scholars, Philip Green pursues two interrelated themes. In the first part of the book, he looks at the strategies Hollywood has employed to deflect or absorb the ideological challenges posed by the feminist critique of contemporary American society. He demonstrates the ways in which mainstream movies and television programs, no matter how unconventional or "subversive" they may appear, produce and reproduce familiar images of sexuality and gender identity. In the second part, Green highlights instances in which reproduction of the dominant ideology is less successful by examining several recent cinematic genres - the female action movie, the rape-revenge cycle, and the new film noir - that portray the real ambiguities of a social order in upheaval; As a male consumer of the cultural commodities being discussed, the author offers a perspective on American films and television different from that of most other feminist critics Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -248) and index ISBN: 1558491198 (cloth : alk. paper); 1558491201 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 13262384 ID2: 290 More info
Double takes : culture and gender in French films and their American remakes / Carolyn A. Durham
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth University Press of New England, c1998.
Call No: 408.3(44) DUR Author: Durham, Carolyn A Place: Hanover, NH Publisher: Dartmouth University Press of New England PubDate: c1998 PhysDes: xi, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Contemporary French culture and society Subject: BIRDCAGE, THE (US, Mike Nichols, 1996); CAGE AUX FOLLES, LA (IT/FR, Edouard Molinaro, 1978); HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; REMAKES; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. FRANCE; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA.USA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA.FRANCE; BREATHLESS (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1959); BREATHLESS (US, Jim McBride, 1983); A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1959); COUSINS (US, Joel Schumacher, 1989); COUSIN, COUSINE (FR, Jean-Charles Tacchella, 1975); MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN, THE (US, Blake Edwards, 1983); HOMME QUI AMAIT LES FEMMES, L' (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1977); I WANT TO GO HOME (FR, Alain Resnais, 1989) Notes: Filmography: p. 231-235; Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-229) and index LON: 13921589 More info
Gospel of the living dead : George Romero's visions of hell on earth / Kim Paffenroth
Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2006.
Call No: 81ROM PAF Author: Paffenroth, Kim Source: US Place: Waco, Texas Publisher: Baylor University Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 219 p. ; 24 cm Subject: USA; HORROR FILMS; MONSTERS IN FILMS; ZOMBIES IN FILMS AND TV; SOCIAL ISSUES IN FILMS. USA; SOCIETY IN FILMS. USA; RELIGION IN FILMS. USA; CONSUMERISM IN FILMS. USA; VIOLENCE IN FILMS. USA; RACIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS. USA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA. USA; ROMERO, GEORGE; SNYDER, ZACK; NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1978); DAY OF THE DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1985); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, Zack Snyder, 2004); LAND OF THE DEAD (CN/FR/US, George Romero, 2005) Summary: "For nearly forty years the zombie films of George A. Romero have presented viewers with hellish visions of our world overrun by flesh-eating ghouls. This rigorous but entertaining study shows how these films use Christian imagery from the Bible and Dante to probe deeper questions of human nature and purpose, while also giving a chilling and darkly humorous critique of modern, secular America that should be heeded by Christian and humanist alike." (Taken from the back cover) Notes: Includes bibliography, index ISBN: 9781932792652 Donation: Donated by Senses of Cinema, 2009 More info
High contrast : race and gender in contemporary Hollywood film / Sharon Willis
Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1997.
Call No: 451-054(73) WIL Author: Willis, Sharon Place: Durham, N.C. Publisher: Duke University Press PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: 266 p. ; 24 cm Subject: RACE AND THE CINEMA; ACTION FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA.USA; MEN IN FILMS; WOMEN IN FILMS; LEE, SPIKE; LYNCH, DAVID; TARANTINO, QUENTIN; DIE HARD (US, John McTiernan, 1988); LETHAL WEAPON [...] (US, Richard Donner, 1987-92); BASIC INSTINCT (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1992); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991); TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (US, James Cameron, 1991); WILD AT HEART (US, David Lynch, 1990); PULP FICTION (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1994); DO THE RIGHT THING (US, Spike Lee, 1989); FATAL ATTRACTION (US, Adrian Lyne, 1987) Summary: In High Contrast, Sharon Willis examines the dynamic relationships between racial and sexual difference in Hollywood film from the 1980s and 1990s. Seizing on the way these differences are accentuated, sensationalized, and eroticized on the screen - most often with little apparent regard for the political context in which they operate - Willis restores that context through close readings of a range of movies from cinematic blockbusters to the work of the new auteurs, Spike Lee, David Lynch, and Quentin Tarantino Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -257) and index ISBN: 0822320290 (cloth : acid-free paper); 082232041X (pbk. : acid-free paper) LON: 97013147; 13158378 Contents: Part 1. Battles of the sexes -- 1. Mutilated Masculinties and Their Prostheses: Die Hards and Lethal Weapons -- 2. Insides Out: Public and Private Exchanges from Fatal Attraction to Basic Instinct -- 3. Combative Femininity: Thelma and Louise and Terminator 2 -- Part II. Ethnographies of the "White" Gaze -- 4. Do the Wrong Thing: David Lynch's Perverse Style -- 5. Tell the Right Story: Spike Lee and the Politics of Representative Style -- 6. Borrowed "Style": Quentin Tarantino's Figures of Masculinity More info
The man who invented Rock Hudson : the pretty boys and dirty deals of Henry Willson
Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Call No: 81WIL HOF Author: Hofler, Robert Edition: 1st ed. Source: US Place: Minneapolis, MN Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: 468 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; GENDER AND THE CINEMA.USA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; AGENTS; WILLSON, HENRY; HUDSON, ROCK Summary: "Henry Willson was one of the quintessential power brokers in Hollywood during the late 1940s and 1950s when he launched the careers of Rock Hudson, Lana Turner, Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, and many others. He was also a true casting couch agent, brokering sex for opportunity on the silver screen. While this practice was rampant across Hollywood, for gay actors and film professionals the casting couch was a dangerous cliff: a public revelation could and would ruin a career. The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson is an incredible biography as well as a harrowing look into Hollywood at a time of great sexual oppression, roaming vice squads searching for gay and/ or communist activity, and the impossibilities for gay actors of the era." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index and bibliographical references -- Originally published New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2005. ISBN: 9780816691296 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2014 More info
Race, Gender, and Nation in The Color Purple
Critical Inquiry (Summer 1988) vol.14 iss.4 p.831-859 More info