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The Resource Blackout : reinventing women for wartime British cinema, Antonia Lant

Blackout : reinventing women for wartime British cinema, Antonia Lant

Label
Blackout : reinventing women for wartime British cinema
Title
Blackout
Title remainder
reinventing women for wartime British cinema
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Lant
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The most universal civilian privation in World War II Britain, the blackout possessed many symbolic meanings. Among its complicated implications for filmmakers was a stigmatization of film spectacle--including the display of "Hollywood women," whose extravagant appearance connoted at best unpatriotic wastefulness and at worst collaboration with the enemy. Exploring the wartime breakdown of conventional gender roles on the screen and in the audience, Antonia Lant demonstrates that many British films of the period signaled their national cinematic identity by diverging from the notion of the Hollywood star, the mainstay of commercial American motion pictures, replacing her with a deglamourized, mobilized heroine. Nevertheless, the war machine demanded that British films continue to celebrate stable and reassuring gender roles. Contradictions abounded, both within film narratives and between narrative and "real life." Analyzing films of all the major wartime studios, the author scrutinizes the efforts of realist and melodramatic texts to confront women's wartime experiences, including conscription. By combining study of contemporary posters, advertisements, propaganda notices, and cartoons with consideration of recent feminist theoretical work on the cinema, spectatorship, and history, she has produced the first book to examine the relationships among gender, cinema, and nationality as they are affected by the stresses of war. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lant, Antonia
Dewey number
791.43/652042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN1995.9.W6
LC item number
L36 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in motion pictures
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Motion pictures
  • Sex role in motion pictures
  • Feminism and motion pictures
  • National characteristics, British, in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Feminism and motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • National characteristics, British, in motion pictures
  • Sex role in motion pictures
  • War and motion pictures
  • Women in motion pictures
  • Great Britain
Label
Blackout : reinventing women for wartime British cinema, Antonia Lant
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-252), filmographies, and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER 3. The Blackout
  • CHAPTER 4. Processing History: The Timing of a Brief Encounter
  • CONCLUSION. From Mufti to Civvies: A Canterbury Tale
  • APPENDIX I. Bogart or Bacon: The British Film Industry during World War II
  • APPENDIX II. British Box Office Information, 1940-1950
  • SELECT FILMOGRAPHY
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
  • INTRODUCTION: Cinema in Extremis
  • CHAPTER 1. Projecting National Identity
  • CHAPTER 2. The Mobile Woman: Femininity in Wartime Cinema
Control code
889254734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691055404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862191
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt738c92
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889254734
Label
Blackout : reinventing women for wartime British cinema, Antonia Lant
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-252), filmographies, and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER 3. The Blackout
  • CHAPTER 4. Processing History: The Timing of a Brief Encounter
  • CONCLUSION. From Mufti to Civvies: A Canterbury Tale
  • APPENDIX I. Bogart or Bacon: The British Film Industry during World War II
  • APPENDIX II. British Box Office Information, 1940-1950
  • SELECT FILMOGRAPHY
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
  • INTRODUCTION: Cinema in Extremis
  • CHAPTER 1. Projecting National Identity
  • CHAPTER 2. The Mobile Woman: Femininity in Wartime Cinema
Control code
889254734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691055404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862191
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt738c92
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889254734

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