Feminism at the movies : understanding gender in contemporary popular culture / Edited by Hilary Radner and Rebecca Stringer
London ; New York: Routledge, 2011.
Call No: 744.7 FEM Author: Radner, Hilary; Stringer, Rebecca Source: US Place: London ; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: ix, 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: BISEXUALITY IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; GENRES; HOLLYWOOD; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; IDENTITY IN FILMS; JAMES BOND IN FILMS; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MUSIC IN FILMS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; SEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN DIRECTORS; WOMEN FILMMAKERS; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; 13 GOING ON 30 (US, Gary Winick, 2004); BABY MAMA (US, Michael McCullers, 2008); BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM (UK, Gurinda Chadha, 2002); BRAVE ONE, THE (US/AT, Neil Jordan, 2007); BRIDE WARS (US, Gary Winick, 2009); CASINO ROYALE (CZ/US/UK, Martin Campbell, 2006); ENCHANTED (US, KEVIN LIMA, 2007); FORTY YEAR OLD VIRGIN, THE (US, Judd Apatow, 2005); FRIENDS WITH MONEY (US, Nicole Holofcener, 2006); HARD CANDY (US, David Slade, 2005); JUNO (US/CN, Jason Reitman 2007); KISSING JESSICA STEIN (US, Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, 2001); MARIE ANTOINETTE (US, Sofia Coppola, 2006); MICHAEL CLAYTON (US, Tony Gilroy, 2007); MISS CONGENIALITY (US, Donald Petrie, 2000); SECRET LIFE OF BEES (US, Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2008); SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE (US, MICHAEL PATRICK KING, 2008); SINGLE MAN, A (US, Tom Ford, 2009); SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING PANTS, THE (US, Ken Kwapis, 2005); WAR OF THE WORLDS (US, Steven Spielberg, 2005) Summary: "Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporaty Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today's changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central issues in feminist film criticism with analyses of over twenty popular contemporary films across a range of genres, such as chick flicks, teen pics, hommecoms, horror, action adventure, indie flicks, and women lawyer films. Contributors explore issues of masculinity as well as femininity, reflecting on the interface of popular cinema with gendered realities and feminist ideas. Topics include the gendered political economy of cinema, the female director as auteur, postfeminist fatherhood, consumer culture, depictions of professional women, transgender, sexuality, gendered violence, and the intersections of gender, race, and ethnic identities." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes list of figures, bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780415895880 Contents: List of figures -- Acknowledgements; Introduction: "Re-vision"?: Feminist film criticism in the twenty-first century / Hilary Radner and Rebecca Stringer; Part I: Masculinity in question -- "The first Bond who bleeds, literally and metaphorically": gendered spectatorship for "pretty boy" action movies / Janet Staiger -- Queer memories and universal emotions: A Single Man (2009) / Michael DeAngelis -- "Lad flicks": discursive reconstruction of masculinity in popular film / David Hansen-Miller and Rosalind Gill -- Transamerica (2005): the road to the multiplex after New Queer Cinema / Gary Needham; Part II: New feminine subjects: a space for women? -- Enchanted (2007) by postfeminism: gender, irony, and new romantic comedy / Yvonne Tasker -- Neoliberal feminism in Miss Congeniality (2000) / Yael D Sherman -- Girls' sexualities in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants universe: feminist challenges and missed opportunities / Sarah Projansky -- Michael Clayton (2007): women lawyers betrayed - again / Taunya Lovell Banks -- Crossing race, crossing sex in Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham (2002): managing anxiety in multicultural Britain / Mridula Nath Chakraborty -- Speaking the name of the father in the neo-romantic comedy: 13 Going On 30 (2004) / Hilary Radner; Part III: Consuming culture(s) -- No country for old women: gendering cinema in conglomerate Hollywood / Rob Schaap -- Music and the woman's film: Sex and the City: The Movie (2008) / Peter Stapleton -- Independence at what cost? Economics and desire in Nicole Holofcener's Friends With Money (2006) / Michele Schreiber -- The feminist politics of Sofia Coppola: spectacle and self-consciousness in Marie Antoinette (2006) / Christine Lane and Nicole Richter; Part IV: Relationships, identity and family -- "Eggs in many baskets": Juno (2007), Baby Mama (2008), and the new intimacies of reproduction / JaneMaree Maher -- Temporarily Kissing Jessica Stein (2001): negotiating (and negating) lesbian sexuality in popular film / Kelly Kessler -- "Die, Bridezilla, die!": Bride Wars (2009), wedding envy, and chick flicks / Heather Brook -- Extreme parenting: recuperating fatherhood in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005) / Hannah Hamad; Part V: Gender and violence -- Kinship and racist violence in Gina Prince-Blythwood's The Secret Life of Bees (2008) / Ewa Plonowska Ziarek -- From victim to vigilante: gender, violence, and revenge in The Brave One (2007) and Hard Candy (2005) / Rebecca Stringer -- "When the woman looks": Haute Tension (2003) and the horrors of heteronormativity / Barry Keith Grant; Contributors -- Index More info
Hollywood 1938 : motion pictures' greatest year / by Catherine Jurca
Berkeley: University of California Press, c2012.
Call No: 71(73) "1938" JUR Author: Jurca, Catherine Source: US Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: c2012 PhysDes: x, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: USA; USA. 1930's; INDUSTRY, FILM. USA; FILM; HOLLYWOOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; FOUR DAUGHTERS (US, Michael Curtiz, 1938); BOYS TOWN (US, Norman Taurog, 1938); YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (US, Frank Capra, 1938); MARIE ANTOINETTE (US, W.S. Van Dyke, 1938) Summary: "In Hollywood 1938, Catherine Jurca brings to light a tumultuous year of crisis that has been neglected in histories of the studio era. With attendance in decline, negative publicity about stars who were "poison at the box office", and a spate of bad films, industry executives decided that the public was fed up with the movies. Jurca describes their desperate attempt to win back audiences by launching Motion Pictures' Greatest Year, a massive, and unsuccessful, public relations campaign conducted in theaters and newspapers across North America. Drawing on the records of studio personnel, independent exhibitors, movie-goers, and the motion pictures themselves, she analyzes what was wrong - and right - with Hollywood at the end of a heralded decade and how the industry's troubles changed the making and marketing of films in 1938 and beyond." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; "Fletcher Jones Foundation humanities imprint"; Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-261), index and filmography ISBN: 9780520271807 Donation: Donated by Senses of CInema, 2013 Contents: -- list of illustrations -- acknowledgments -- Introduction: Hollywood looks at its audience -- The campaign -- Annus horribilis -- Goldwyn's folly -- Such a thing as bad publicity -- The moviegoing habit -- Exhibitors, the movie quiz contest, and a divided industry -- the minds of exhibitors -- The carrot and the stick -- The quiz contest on the ground -- What the contest did for me -- Independents rebel -- The campaign and the press -- The film industry speaks its mind -- Marginal moviegoers -- The gossip columnists -- The dailies have their say -- The films -- "The finest array of productions" -- Ninety-four films -- The death of glamour -- Human films -- The human side of screwball -- You can't take it with you -- Four daughters -- Boys town -- Marie Antoinette -- That's entertainment -- The fourth estate -- Conclusion: motion pictures' worst year -- appendix 1 -- appendix 2 -- notes -- index -- More info
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MARIE ANTOINETTE : (US, Sofia Coppola, 2006)
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Sofia Coppola : a cinema of girlhood / Fiona Handyside
London ; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2017.
Call No: 81COP HAN Author: Handyside, Fiona Source: UK/US Place: London ; New York Publisher: I.B. Tauris PubDate: 2017 PhysDes: ix, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Series: International Library of the Moving Image ; 39 Subject: COPPOLA, SOFIA; STARS. USA; FEMININITY IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; HOUSES AND GARDENS IN FILMS; VIRGIN SUICIDES, THE (US, Sofia Coppola, 2000); LOST IN TRANSLATION (US, Sofia Coppola, 2003); MARIE ANTOINETTE (US, Sofia Coppola, 2006); SOMEWHERE (US/UK/IT/JA, Sofia Coppola, 2010); BLING RING, THE (US/UK/G/FR, Sofia Coppola, 2013) Summary: Sofia Coppola is widely regarded as one of the most astute, provocative and visionary directors in the contemporary film industry. She has received numerous accolades including an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, and in 2004 became the first ever American woman to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar. From 'The Virgin Suicides' to 'The Bling Ring', her work carves out new spaces for the expression of female subjectivity that embraces rather than rejects femininity. Fiona Handyside here considers the careful counter-balance of vulnerability with the possibilities and pleasures of being female in Coppola's films - albeit for the white and the privileged - through their recurrent themes of girlhood, fame, power, sex and celebrity ISBN: 9781784537159 Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Sofia Coppola: Postfeminist [d]au[gh]te[u]r? -- 2.Luminous Girlhoods: Sparkle and Light in Coppola's Films -- 3.`There's No Place Like Home!' The Exploded Home as Postfeminist Chronotope -- 4.Dressing Up and Playing About: Costume and Fashion More info
Sofia Coppola : the politics of visual pleasure / Anna Backman Rogers
Oxford: Berghahn Books, .
Call No: 81COP BAC Author: Backman Rogers, Anna Source: US Place: New York; Oxford Publisher: Berghahn Books PubDate:  PhysDes: 177 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: WOMEN, FILMS MADE BY; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN DIRECTORS; WOMEN IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; CRITICISM; USA; COPPOLA, SOFIA; VIRGIN SUICIDES, THE (US, Sofia Coppola, 2000); BEGUILED, THE (US, Sofia Coppola, 2017); LOST IN TRANSLATION (US, Sofia Coppola, 2003); SOMEWHERE (US/UK/IT/JA, Sofia Coppola, 2010); MARIE ANTOINETTE (US, Sofia Coppola, 2006); BLING RING, THE (US/UK/G/FR, Sofia Coppola, 2013) Summary: "All too often, the movies of Sofia Coppola have been dismissed as "all style, no substance." But such an easy caricature, as this engaging and accessible survey of Coppola's oeuvre demonstrates, fundamentally misconstrues what are rich, ambiguous, meaningful films. Drawing on insights from feminist philosophy and psychology, the author here takes an original approach to Coppola, exploring vital themes from the subversion of patriarchy in The Virgin Suicides to the "female gothic" in The Beguiled. As Rogers shows, far from endorsing a facile and depoliticized postfeminism, Coppola's films instead deploy beguilement, mood, and pleasure in the service of a robustly feminist philosophy." - taken from back cover. ISBN: 9781785339752 Contents: Introduction : the surface of the image is political -- Part I. Imaging absence as abjection and imaging the female gothic as rage. Chapter 1. The Virgin Suicides (1999) -- Chapter 2. The Beguiled (2017) -- Part II. Empty subjectivities and masculinity as void. Chapter 3. Lost in Translation (2003) -- Chapter 4. Somewhere (2010) -- Part III. The female body as patriarchal currency and the commodification of female identity. Chapter 5. Marie Antoinette (2006) -- Chapter 6. The Bling Ring (2013) -- Conclusion : On Beguilement. More info
The virgin suicides : reverie, sorrow and young love / Justin Wyatt
New York and London: Routledge, 2018.
Call No: 81 VIR WYA Author: Wyatt, Justin Edition: 2018 Place: New York and London Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: 110 pages : illustrated ; 23 cm Series: cinema and youth cultures; 7 Subject: VIRGIN SUICIDES, THE (US, Sofia Coppola, 2000); MARIE ANTOINETTE (US, Sofia Coppola, 2006); PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); COPPOLA, SOFIA Summary: Based on the best-selling novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides is director Sofia Coppola’s evocative debut feature of young love, sex, loss and family pressures in mid-1970s America. Acclaimed by both critics and audiences on release, the film is now viewed as a remarkable and bold feature by a significant female director addressing many issues related to youth, female sexuality and family.
This book helps readers understand the film’s significance and the stylistic and storytelling choices made by director Coppola. The analysis of the film occurs around three interlocking arguments: the unusual structuring absence in the film, the intricate manner through which music is used in the drama, communication and character creation, and the film’s careful and specific referencing of advertising in the 1970s (the decade of the film’s narrative). The film’s enigmatic structure and unique storytelling devices and their relationship to female adolescence, sexuality and ideology are also considered in depth. Without solving the mysteries of the film, the book is designed to uncover the reasons why the film continues to fascinate viewers so many years after its release. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781138046443 Contents: Introduction -- Chapter 1: 1990s Indie Cinema and the Path to The Virgin Suicides -- Chapter 2: Next Gen Coppola: Legacy, Loss and the Burden of Biography -- Chapter 3: The Enigma of The Virgin Suicides -- Chapter 4: Music, Storytelling and Young Love -- Chapter 5: The Advertising Aesthetic and Youth Culture of The Virgin Suicides -- Chapter 6: Sofia Coppola: The Virgin Suicides, Identity and Difference. More info