Home Is Where the Heart Is Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film

ISBN-10: 0851702007
ISBN-13: 9780851702001
Edition: N/A
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Description: Since the early 70s, film theory has focused on melodrama as a particularly challenging genre. Feminism, in particular, has claimed a stake in re-examination of the form, raising many critical questions about the relation between gender and culture.  More...

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List price: $19.95
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Since the early 70s, film theory has focused on melodrama as a particularly challenging genre. Feminism, in particular, has claimed a stake in re-examination of the form, raising many critical questions about the relation between gender and culture. This collection contains the most exciting contributions from nearly two decades of critical endeavor to come to terms with these questions. Christine Gledhill's overview precedes essays that range from classics by Thomas Elsaesser, Laura Mulvey, and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith to newly commissioned perspectives covering Hollywood's output from the early 20s to the 60s.Home is Where the Heart Isconstitutes invaluable reading for anyone interested in the role of melodrama in the history of cinema, feminist film criticism, and analyses of popular culture.

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