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The Resource Shot/Countershot : Film Tradition and Women's Cinema

Shot/Countershot : Film Tradition and Women's Cinema

Label
Shot/Countershot : Film Tradition and Women's Cinema
Title
Shot/Countershot
Title remainder
Film Tradition and Women's Cinema
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Do films made by women comprise a 'counter-cinema' radically different from the dominant tradition? Feminist film critics contend that women filmmakers do present from a distinctive vision, or 'countershot,' and Lucy Fischer argues persuasively for this view. In rich detail this book relates the idea of a counter-cinema to theories of intertextuality and locates it in the broad context of recent feminist film, literary, and art criticism. Fischer also employs an original critical model of the dialogue between women's cinema and film tradition in the very organization of the book. Each chapter discusses a theme or genre (such as the musical, the 'double,' the myth of womanhood, and the figure of the actress), counterposing two or more works--from the feminist and from the dominant cinema. What emerges is a fascinating picture of a women's film tradition that not only addresses but reworks and remakes the mainstream cinema. Fischer successfully combines two main strains of feminist criticism: the deconstructive critique of the dominant culture from a feminist standpoint and the study of a feminist counterculture. Examining films from Persona and The Lady from Shanghai to Girlfriends and Sisters, or the Balance of Happiness, the book offers fresh interpretations of individual works and can, incidentally, serve as an introduction to the field of feminist film criticism."--JSTOR website (viewed March 7, 2017)
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fischer, Lucy
Dewey number
791.43/09/09352042
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.W6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in motion pictures
  • Feminist films
  • Feminism and motion pictures
  • Film criticism
  • Intertextuality
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Feminism and motion pictures
  • Feminist films
  • Film criticism
  • Intertextuality
  • Women in motion pictures
Label
Shot/Countershot : Film Tradition and Women's Cinema
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
884012956
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt73749h
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884012956
Label
Shot/Countershot : Film Tradition and Women's Cinema
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
884012956
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt73749h
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884012956

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