Visual and other pleasures

Mulvey, Laura,

Visual and other pleasures - Second edition. - xxxvi, 232 pages ; 22 cm. - Language, discourse, society . - Language, discourse, society. .

Previous edition: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1989.

Includes bibliographical references.

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 -- Thoughts on the young modern woman of the 1920s and feminist film theory.

"The essays republished in this new edition of Laura Mulvey's 1989 collection Visual and Other Pleasures reflect the high optimism of the Women's Movement in the 1970s, its engagement with Hollywood melodrama, psychoanalytic theory and avant-garde film. In an extensive new introduction, Mulvey looks back at the origins of her groundbreaking article 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' (originally published in Screen in 1975) and reflects on its historical and autobiographical contexts. She reassesses her 1975 theories in the light of her more recent work on the impact of new technologies, particularly the digital, on film spectatorship. This edition also includes a previously unpublished essay in which Mulvey discusses images and narratives of the 'young modern woman' of the 1920s, through examples of films made both in Hollywood and Europe, and looks at their relevance for feminist film theory"--Publisher.

9780230576469 023057646X 9781403992468 1403992460

Women in motion pictures.
Motion pictures and women.
Feminism and motion pictures.

PN1995.9.W6 / M84 2009 PN1995.9.W6 / M84 1989

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