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Performing Women

Ann Hallamore Caesar

in Characters and Authors in Luigi Pirandello

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151760
eISBN:
9780191672828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151760.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the roles of women and their influence on the literary pieces of Luigi Pirandello. This chapter also emphasizes Pirandello's collaboration with Marta Abba, a notable theatre ... More


Woman as Hero: Conrad and the Polish Romantic Tradition

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the female influence during his early years in Poland, and illuminates the role played by female protagonists in Conrad's fiction by considering them in the context of the ... More


Chance: ‘A Fine Adventure’

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter introduces the novel Chance as the current central focus of this book. Serialised in the New York Herald Sunday Magazine in 1912, and aimed at the women readers of the paper, the novel ... More


Female Friendship/US Indie: Women Talking

David Martin-Jones

in Scotland: Global Cinema: Genres, Modes and Identities

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633913
eISBN:
9780748651207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633913.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the confluence of the U.S. independent (indie) model of filmmaking — previously seen in Shallow Grave (1994) and Trainspotting (1996) — with two films made and set in Scotland ... More


Coda

Glyn Davis

in Far from Heaven

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Queer fans of Todd Haynes might have been searching for the director's usual politics. His career has hovered between melodramas focused on female protagonists and those centred on men. Despite the ... More


Schrader’s Women: Cat People and Patty Hearst

Brian Brems

in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462037
eISBN:
9781474490696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Paul Schrader’s connection with director Robert Bresson is often explored through his male characters, the ‘man in his room’ of Light Sleeper and American Gigolo, but Taxi Driver before them and ... More


Cinematic Fairy Tales of Female Mobility in Post-Wall Europe: Hanna v. Mona

Aga Skrodzka

in East, West and Centre: Reframing post-1989 European Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694150
eISBN:
9781474408592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694150.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter brings together Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu's Bibliothèque Pascal (2010) and British director Joe Wright's Hanna (2011), two recent films produced in the European east and the ... More


Detlef Sierck in Europe

Tom Ryan

in The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496817983
eISBN:
9781496822406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Detailed analysis and contextualisation of Sirk’s work in Germany, when he was employed by UFA studios during Hitler’s rise to power. And afterwards, when he worked elsewhere in Europe, prior to his ... More


Sirk, the Family Melodrama, and the Production Code

Tom Ryan

in The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496817983
eISBN:
9781496822406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

For Sirk, all that the Motion Picture Production Code disallowed served as a stimulus to creativity, a challenge he didn’t exactly welcome but that turned out to be beneficial. His melodramas about ... More


Investigating and Challenging

Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik

in Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037191
eISBN:
9780252094316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037191.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter considers both the strategies of detection that enable Jane Tennison to solve cases and the television production techniques employed in the series that establish Tennison as a credible ... More


Extending Elaine

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details how, given The Exploits of Elaine's enormous appeal, plans for an extension, or “extender,” began even as the original serial was still in production. Indeed, the opening episode ... More


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