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Celluloid Sisters By Janet Thumim

Celluloid Sisters by Janet Thumim

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Examines representations of women in films that have been successful at British box offices between 1945 and 1965 and considers their value for contemporary female audiences. The book explores the representation of women and the reading activity of female audience members.

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Celluloid Sisters: Women and Popular Cinema by Janet Thumim

Taking De Lauretis' proposition that popular cinema is a 'technology of gender' the book explores the representation of women and the readerly activity of female audience members in respect of a group of eighteen films successful at the British box office between 1945 and 1965. A method for the analysis of fictional characters is presented and the discursive context within which contemporary meanings were formed is explored through reference to the press, particularly that addressed to a female readership.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations - Acknowledgements - Introduction: What does 'Popular Cinema' mean to Women? - Popular Forms and Popularity - Popular Cinema in Britain 1945-65 - The Films: Narrative Themes - The Construction and Definition of Female Characters - The Narrative Resolutions of Female Characters - The Film Audience and the Female Reader - Female Readers and the Text - Conclusion - Footnotes - Appendix - Bibliography - Index

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Celluloid Sisters: Women and Popular Cinema by Janet Thumim
Used - Very Good
Palgrave Macmillan
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