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The Mad Housewives of the Neo-Woman’s Film: The Age of Ambivalence Revisited

Molly Haskell

in When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736094
eISBN:
9781501736117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736094.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter Molly Haskell revisits her landmark book, From Reverence to Rape, which argued that the star system of the classical studio period offered leading actresses power, autonomy and even a ... More


When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited

Jonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736094
eISBN:
9781501736117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736094.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The “New Hollywood” that emerged in the late sixties is now widely recognized as an era of remarkable filmmaking, when directors enjoyed a unique autonomy to craft ambitious, introspective movies ... More


The Women’s Movement and Female Action Heroes

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Could women break the barriers of Hollywood sexism? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Title VII, and Title IX facilitated change. But most important was the prevalence of new TV ... More


Immersion and Emotion

Carl Plantinga

in Screen Stories: Emotion and the Ethics of Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190867133
eISBN:
9780190867171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867133.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses both immersion and emotion in the context of an ethics of engagement. I defend both against criticisms leveled by estrangement theory, which tends to be suspicious against the ... More


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