Visual And Other Pleasures / Edition 2

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Overview

This is a new edition of Laura Mulvey’s groundbreaking collection of essays, originally published in 1989. in an extensive introduction to this second edition, Mulvey looks back at the historical and personal contests for her famous article Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, and reassesses her theories in the light of new technologies.

Mulvey, a filmmaker and Britain's foremost feminist film theorist, provides an outline of an intellectual era within feminism and film cultures from the 1970's to 80's.

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"A lucid and poignant look back at the British film culture of the 1970s and '80s — Hollywood and the avant-garde, feminism and psychoanalysis — from the present of digital and electronic new spectatorships." — Teresa de Lauretis, University of California, Santa Cruz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230576469
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Language, Discourse, Society Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

LAURA MULVEY is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. She rose to prominence in the 1970s as an influential feminist film theorist and critic. Her most recent book is Death 24x a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction to Second Edition
Introduction to First Edition
PART I: ICONOCLASM
The Spectacle is Vulnerable: Miss World 1970
Fears, Fantasies and the Male Unconscious or 'You Don't Know What is Happening, Do You Mr Jones?'
Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema
PART II: MELODRAMA
Afterthoughts on 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' inspired by King Vidor's Duel In The Sun (1946)
Notes on Sirk and Melodrama
Fassbinder and Sirk
Images of Women, Images of Sexuality: Some Films by J.L.Godard
Melodrama Inside and Outside the Home
PART III: ON THE MARGINS
Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti
PART IV: AVANT-GARDE
Film, Feminism and the Avant-Garde
Dialogue with Spectatorship: Barbara Kruger and Victor Burgin
'Magnificent Obsession': An Introduction to the Work of Five Photographers
Impending Time: Mary Kelly's Corpus
PART V: BOUNDARIES
Changes: Thoughts on Myth, Narrative and Historical Experience
The Oedipus Myth: Beyond the Riddles of the Sphinx
The Young Modern Woman of the 1920s and Feminist Film Theory

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