Hollywood androgyny / Rebecca Bell-Metereau
New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.
Call No: 749.5 BEL Author: Bell-Metereau, Rebecca Louise Edition: 2nd ed Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: xxii, 345 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: TRANSVESTISM; AIDS IN FILMS; ART CINEMA. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; UNDERGROUND FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; SEX IN FILMS; WESTERNS; WILDER, BILLY; GARBO, GRETA; HEPBURN, KATHARINE; CURTIS, TONY; DIETRICH, MARLENE; MADONNA; MONROE, MARILYN; SCOTT, RIDLEY; ADLER, LOU; DAY, DORIS; CROSBY, BING; EDWARDS, BLAKE; GRANT, CARY; LEMMON, JACK; REA, STEPHEN; SHERIDAN, ANN; YENTL (US, Barbara Streisand, 1983); VICTOR VICTORIA (UK, Blake Edwards, 1982); ALIEN [...] (UK/US, 1979-92); CAGE AUX FOLLES, LA (FR/IT, Edouard Molinaro, 1978); CALAMITY JANE (US, David Butler, 1953); COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN (US, Robert Altman, 1982); CRYING GAME, THE (UK, Neil Jordan, 1992); I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE (US, Howard Hawks, 1949); KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE, THE (US, Robert Aldrich, 1968); SOME LIKE IT HOT (US, Billy Wilder, 1959); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991); JOHNNY GUITAR (US, Nicholas Ray, 1954); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); DRESSED TO KILL (US, Brian De Palma, 1980); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, THE (US, George Roy Hill, 1982); TOOTSIE (US, Sydney Pollack, 1982); SYLVIA SCARLETT (US, George Cukor, 1935); ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, THE (UK, Jim Sharman, 1975); QUEEN CHRISTINA (US, Rouben Mamoulian, 1934); PLAINSMAN, THE (US, Cecil B. DeMille, 1936); PARIS IS BURNING (US, Jennie Livingston, 1990); NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY (US, Jack Smight, 1968); MYRA BRECKENRIDGE (US, Mike Sarne, 1970) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -327) and index ISBN: 0231084676 (acidb-sfree paper) LON: 10110408 More info
The unruly woman : gender and the genres of laughter / by Kathleen Rowe
Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press, 1995.
Call No: 451-025 ROW Author: Rowe, Kathleen, 1947 Edition: 1st ed Place: Austin, Tex. Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: x, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Series: Texas film studies series Subject: COMEDIENNES; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; COMEDIES; TRANSVESTISM; MELODRAMA; SITUATION COMEDY; CARNIVAL AND THE CINEMA; HEPBURN, KATHARINE; ARNOLD, ROSEANNE; MISS PIGGY; WEST, MAE; STILTE ROND CHRISTINE M., DE (NE, Marleen Gorris, 1982); ROSEANNE [TV] (US, 1988- ); SOME LIKE IT HOT (US, Billy Wilder, 1959); BRINGING UP BABY (US, Howard Hawks, 1938); BALL OF FIRE (US, Howard Hawks, 1942); BORN YESTERDAY (US, George Cukor, 1950); LADY EVE, THE (US, Preston Sturges, 1941); MOONSTRUCK (US, Norman Jewison, 1987); PRETTY WOMAN (US, Garry Marshall, 1990); SHE DONE HIM WRONG (US, Lowell Sherman, 1933); IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (US, Frank Capra, 1934); SYLVIA SCARLETT (US, George Cukor, 1935); GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (US, Howard Hawks, 1953) Summary: 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 Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -260) and index ISBN: 0292790724; 0292770693 (pbk.) LON: 94013656; 10900401 More info