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Author Butler, Alison.

Title Women's cinema : the contested screen / Alison Butler
Published London ; New York : Wallflower, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.43082 But/Wct  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL  791.43082 But/Wct  AVAILABLE
Description 134 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Series Short cuts
Short cuts.
Contents Introduction: from counter-cinema to minor cinema -- 1. Girls' own stories: genre and gender in hollywood cinema -- 2. Performing authorship: self-inscription in women's experimental cinema -- 3. The politics of location and dislocation: women's cinema and cultural identity -- Afterword: women's cinema/transnational cinema
Summary "Women's Cinema: The Contested Screen provides an introduction to critical debates around women's film-making and relates those debates to a variety of cinematic practices. Taking her cue from the ground-breaking theories of Claire Johnston and the critical tradition she inspired, Alison Butler argues that women's cinema is a minor cinema which exists inside other cinemas, inflecting and contesting the codes and systems of the major cinematic traditions from within. Using canonical directors and less established names as examples, ranging from Chantal, Akerman to Moufida Tlatli, the book argues that women's cinema is unified in spite of its diversity by the ways in which it re-works cinematic conventions." -- Book jacket
Notes Bibliography: p. 127-132. - Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 127-132. - Includes index
Subject Women in the motion picture industry.
Motion pictures and women.
Motion pictures -- History.
ISBN 1903364272