Undressing Cinema; Clothing and Identity in the Movies

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From Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, to sharp-suited gangsters in Tarantino movies, clothing is central to film. In Undressing Cinema, Stella Bruzzi explores how far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities, and she proposes new and dynamic links between cinema, fashion and costume history, gender, queer theory and psychoanalysis.
Bruzzi uses case studies drawn from contemporary popular cinema to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion in cinema, and to challenge conventional interpretations of how masculinity and femininity are constructed through clothing. Her wide-ranging study encompasses:

• haute couture in film and the rise of the movie fashion designer, from Givenchy to Gaultier

• the eroticism of period costume in films such as The Piano and The Age of Innocence

• clothing the modern femme fatale in Single White Female, Disclosure and The Last Seduction

• generic male chic in Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, and Leon

• pride, costume and masculinity in 'Blaxploitation' films, Boyz 'N The Hood and New Jack City

• drag and gender confusion in cinema, from the unerotic cross-dressing of Mrs Doubtfire to the eroticised ambiguity of Orlando.

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Working from the premise that clothing in film exists as a discourse that is not wholly dependent on the structures of narrative and character for signification, Bruzzi (film, U. of London) draws heavily on theory concerning gender and sexuality in her discussions of the rise of the movie fashion designer, the eroticism of period costumes in such films as , erotic and unerotic representations of cross-dressing, and the depiction of masculinity and femininity in recent American black cinema, film noir, and gangster movies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415139564
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. I Dressing up
1 Cinema and Haute Couture: Sabrina to Pretty Woman, Trop Belle Pour Toi!, Pret-a-Porter 3
2 Desire and the Costume Film: Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Age of Innocence, The Piano 35
Pt. II Gender
3 The Instabilities of the Franco-American Gangster: Scarface to Pulp Fiction, Casino, Leon 67
4 The Screen's Fashioning of Blackness: Shaft, New Jack City, Boyz N the Hood, Waiting to Exhale 95
5 Clothes, Power and the Modern Femme Fatale: The Last Seduction, Disclosure, Single White Female 120
Pt. III Beyond gender
6 The Comedy of Cross-Dressing: Glen or Glenda, Mrs Doubtfire, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 147
7 The Erotic Strategies of Androgyny: The Ballad of Little Jo, The Crying Game, Orlando 173
Notes 200
Filmography 204
Bibliography 208
Index 217
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