The Desire To Desire

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"Brilliantly argued and lucidly written... the definitive psychoanalytic account of the repression of woman in Hollywood cinema." —Tania
Modleski

"... complex and challenging... " —The Women"s
Review of Books

"... magnificently ambitious... some of the most original and intelligent essays in film theory today." —Journal of Modern
Literature

"... deeply commited to the psychoanalytic approach... "
—Contemporary...

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Overview

"Brilliantly argued and lucidly written... the definitive psychoanalytic account of the repression of woman in Hollywood cinema." —Tania
Modleski

"... complex and challenging... " —The Women"s
Review of Books

"... magnificently ambitious... some of the most original and intelligent essays in film theory today." —Journal of Modern
Literature

"... deeply commited to the psychoanalytic approach... "
—Contemporary Sociology

The Desire to Desire traces the way in which female spectatorship is specified primarily by its lapses or failures, arguing that the women’s film simultaneously asserts and denies female desire, attributing to the woman only an impossible gaze.

Indiana University Press

"Brilliantly argued and lucidly written...the definitive psychoanalytic account of the repression of woman in Hollywood cinema.''--Tania Modleski

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1 The Desire to Desire
2 Clinical Eyes:
The Medical Discourse
3 The Moving Image: Pathos and the Maternal
4 The Love
Story
5 Paranoia and the Specular
6 Female Spectatorship and Machines of
Projection: Caught and Rebecca
7 The Shadow of Her
Gaze

Notes
Bibliography
Index

Indiana University Press

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