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Contesting Tears The Hollywood Melodrama of the Unknown Woman

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ISBN-10: 0226098168

ISBN-13: 9780226098166

Edition: 1996

Authors: Stanley Cavell

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What is marriage? Can a relationship dedicated to equality, friendship, and mutual education flower in an atmosphere of romance? What are the paths between loving another and knowing another? Stanley Cavell identified a genre of classic American films that engaged these questions in his study of comedies of remarriage, Pursuits of Happiness. With Contesting Tears, Cavell demonstrates that a contrasting genre, which he calls "the melodrama of the unknown woman," shares a surprising number and weave of concerns with those comedies. Cavell provides close readings of four melodramas he finds definitive of the genre: Letter from an Unknown Woman, Gaslight, Now Voyager, and Stella…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.98" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

A Note on the Captions
Naughty Orators: Negation of Voices in Gaslight
Psychoanalysis and Cinema: Moments of Letter from an Unknown Woman
Ugly Duckling, Funny Butterfly: Bette Davis and Now, Voyager
Postscript: To Whom It May Concern
Stella's Taste: Reading Stella Dallas Notes Bibliography Filmography