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Cinema and the Second Sex By Brigitte Rollet (Lecturer in French Cinema and Literature, University of Portsmouth)

Cinema and the Second Sex by Brigitte Rollet (Lecturer in French Cinema and Literature, University of Portsmouth)

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This volume is a study of women in French cinema from 1981 which includes material on stars, directors and producers. Each chapter includes an analysis of five or six films, and a concluding chapter examines the value and place of women in the French film industry.

Cinema and the Second Sex Summary

Cinema and the Second Sex: 20 Years of Film-Making in France by Brigitte Rollet (Lecturer in French Cinema and Literature, University of Portsmouth)

"Cinema and the Second Sex" provides a critical assessment of women's wide-ranging contributions to the contemporary French film industry, both behind and in front of the camera, from 1981 to the present. The introduction identifies issues in women's film-making and assesses the representation of women within an historical and theoretical framework. Each chapter in the book includes close analysis of 5 or 6 films, and a concluding chapter examines the value and place of women in the current French film industry.

Cinema and the Second Sex Reviews

"The book is a key volume in French Cinema studies; the Introduction in particular is quite brilliant, a richly researched and crisp contextualization of the history and the theorization of women's filmmaking...large number of plates...an excellent and comprehensive filmography...This volume will be an important reference work for those working in French cinema studies for years to come."
Film Studies, 2002

About Brigitte Rollet (Lecturer in French Cinema and Literature, University of Portsmouth)

Carrie Tarr, Senior Research Fellow at Thames Valley University, UK with Brigitte Rollet, Lecturer in French Cinema and Literature at Portsmouth University, UK Carrie Tarr, Senior Research Fellow at Thames Valley University, UK with Brigitte Rollet, Lecturer in French Cinema and Literature at Portsmouth University, UK

Table of Contents

Female subjectivity; growing up female; sexual and social issues; representations of "otherness"; French comedy; French heritage film; the thriller; the road movie; conclusion; filmography.

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GOR002060012
9780826447425
0826447422
Cinema and the Second Sex: 20 Years of Film-Making in France by Brigitte Rollet (Lecturer in French Cinema and Literature, University of Portsmouth)
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2001-11-01
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