Visual and Other Pleasures / Edition 2

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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: 9781403992468
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/17/2009
  • Series: Language, Discourse, Society Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,197,104
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

LAURA MULVEY is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Her most recent book is Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Reflections on Stillness in the Moving Image.

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Table of Contents

New Introduction: Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema in the Light of New Technologies (2006)
• Introduction (1989)
• Acknowledgements
• 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
• 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
• Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti
• 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
• Changes: Thoughts on Myth, Narrative and Historical Experience
• The Oedipus Myth: Beyond the Riddles of the Sphinx
• Afterthoughts: Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema in the Light of Historical Context

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