The Presence of the Feminine in Film

The Presence of the Feminine in Film

by Virginia Apperson, John Beebe
     
 

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This pioneering book introduces a largely unremarked dimension of film, the feminine, which cannot be reduced to women's experience, or to men's projections onto women. The Presence of the Feminine in Film gives body to that often rather loosely formulated Jungian conception, the feminine aspect of psyche, by noticing what feminine turns out to mean in particular

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This pioneering book introduces a largely unremarked dimension of film, the feminine, which cannot be reduced to women's experience, or to men's projections onto women. The Presence of the Feminine in Film gives body to that often rather loosely formulated Jungian conception, the feminine aspect of psyche, by noticing what feminine turns out to mean in particular cinematic contexts. Spanning seven decades-from Pride and Prejudice, Notorious, and Letter from an Unknown Woman to Monsoon Wedding, Brokeback Mountain, and The Lives of Others-the movies selected for particular study here make it clear that the feminine is at home in the movies, and that when she appears, it is to appeal to our sensibilities as well as to our senses. This is a book that will enhance the appreciation of film as a depth psychological medium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443805131
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Virginia Apperson is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst practicing in Atlanta who has long specialized in feminine psychology. John Beebe, an analyst who trained and practices in San Francisco, is the editor of Jung's Aspects of the Masculine and the author of Integrity in Depth.

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