Framed: Women in Law and Film / Edition 1

Framed: Women in Law and Film / Edition 1

by Orit Kamir
     
 

Theorizes the emerging field at the intersection of law and film through a detailed, feminist analysis of masterpiece films about law from around the world.

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Theorizes the emerging field at the intersection of law and film through a detailed, feminist analysis of masterpiece films about law from around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822336242
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

Introduction: Conceptual Framework 1

Part I. Feminist Critique of Law Films that Honor-Judge Women

1. Rashomon (Japan, 1950): Construction of Woman as Guilty Object 43

2. Pandora’s Box (Germany, 1928): Exorcising Pandora-Lilith in the Weimar Republic 73

3. Blackmail (England, 1929): Hitchcock’s Sound and the New Woman’s Guilty Silence 90

4. Anatomy of a Murder (U.S.A., 1959): Hollywood’s Hero-Lawyer Revives the Unwritten Law 112

Part II. Cinematic Women Demanding Judgment
From Liberal Attitudes to Radical Feminist Jurisprudence and the Ethics of Care

5. Adam’s Rib (U.S.A., 1949): Hollywood’s Female Lawyer and Family Values (Read with Disclosure and Legally Blonde) 135

6. Nuts (U.S.A., 1987): The Mad Woman’s Day in Court 160

7. Death and the Maiden (U.S.A., 1994): Challenging Trauma with Feminine Judgment and Justice (Read with The Piano) 185

Part III. Women Resisting and Subverting Judgment
Beyond Conventional Feminist Jurisprudence

8. A Question of Silence (Netherlands, 1982): Feminist Community as Revolution (Read against “A Jury of Her Peers”) 217

9. Set it Off (U.S.A., 1996): Minority Women at the Point of No Return 243

10. High Heels (Spain, 1991): Almodovar’s Postmodern Transgression 264

Notes 285

Bibliography 299

Index 313

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