Undressing Cinema Clothing and Identity in the Movies

ISBN-10: 0415139570
ISBN-13: 9780415139571
Edition: 1997
Authors: Stella Bruzzi
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Description: Bruzzi shows how, far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities. She uses case studies to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion, and to challenge conventional interpretations.

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/12/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Bruzzi shows how, far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities. She uses case studies to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion, and to challenge conventional interpretations.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Dressing up
Cinema and Haute Couture: Sabrina to Pretty Woman, Trop Belle Pour Toi!, Pret-a-Porter
Desire and the Costume Film: Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Age of Innocence, The Piano
Gender
The Instabilities of the Franco-American Gangster: Scarface to Pulp Fiction, Casino, Leon
The Screen's Fashioning of Blackness: Shaft, New Jack City, Boyz N the Hood, Waiting to Exhale
Clothes, Power and the Modern Femme Fatale: The Last Seduction, Disclosure, Single White Female
Beyond gender
The Comedy of Cross-Dressing: Glen or Glenda, Mrs Doubtfire, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Erotic Strategies of Androgyny: The Ballad of Little Jo, The Crying Game, Orlando
Notes
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

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