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Woman at the Keyhole Feminism and Women's Cinema

ISBN-10: 0253206065

ISBN-13: 9780253206060

Edition: 1990

Authors: Judith Mayne

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"[The Woman at the Keyhole is one] of the most significant contributions to feminist film theory sin ce the 1970s." -- SubStance"... this intelligent, eminently readable volume puts women's filmmaking on the main stage.... serves at once as introduction and original contribution to the debates structuring the field. Erudite but never obscure, effectively argued but not polemical, The Woman at the Keyhole should prove to be a valuable text for courses on women and cinema." -- The IndependentWhen we imagine a "woman" and a "keyhole," it is usually a woman on the other side of the keyhole, as the proverbial object of the look, that comes to mind. In this work the author is not necessarily reversing the conventional image, but rather asking what happens when women are situated on both sides of the keyhole. In all of the films discussed, the threshold between subject and object, between inside and outside, between virtually all opposing pairs, is a central figure for the reinvention of cinematic narrative.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/22/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Spectacle and Narrative
Spectacle, Narrative, and Screen
Screen Tests
Female Authorship
Female Authorship Reconsidered
Mistresses of Discrepancy
Early Cinema and Women's Films
Primitive" Narration
Revising the "Primitive"
Afterword
Notes
Index