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The Resource Shot/countershot : film tradition and women's cinema, Lucy Fischer, (electronic resource)

Shot/countershot : film tradition and women's cinema, Lucy Fischer, (electronic resource)

Label
Shot/countershot : film tradition and women's cinema
Title
Shot/countershot
Title remainder
film tradition and women's cinema
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Fischer
Title variation
Film tradition and women's cinema
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Related
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Fischer, Lucy
Dewey number
791.43/09/09352042
LC call number
PN1995.9.W6
LC item number
F57 1989eb
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in motion pictures
  • Feminist films
  • Feminism and motion pictures
  • Film criticism
  • Intertextuality
Summary expansion
Do films made by women comprise a "counter-cinema" radically different from the dominant tradition? Feminist film critics contend that women filmmakers do present from a distinctive vision, or "countershot," and Lucy Fischer argues persuasively for this view. In rich detail this book relates the idea of a counter-cinema to theories of intertextuality and locates it in the broad context of recent feminist film, literary, and art criticism. Fischer also employs an original critical model of the dialogue between women's cinema and film tradition in the very organization of the book. Each chapter discusses a theme or genre (such as the musical, the "double," the myth of womanhood, and the figure of the actress), counterposing two or more works--from the feminist and from the dominant cinema. What emerges is a fascinating picture of a women's film tradition that not only addresses but reworks and remakes the mainstream cinema.Fischer successfully combines two main strains of feminist criticism: the deconstructive critique of the dominant culture from a feminist standpoint and the study of a feminist counterculture. Examining films from Persona and The Lady from Shanghai to Girlfriends and Sisters, or the Balance of Happiness, the book offers fresh interpretations of individual works and can, incidentally, serve as an introduction to the field of feminist film criticism.Originally published in 1989.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Label
Shot/countershot : film tradition and women's cinema, Lucy Fischer, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001376917
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 pages)
Isbn
9780691047560
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001376917
Label
Shot/countershot : film tradition and women's cinema, Lucy Fischer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001376917
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 pages)
Isbn
9780691047560
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001376917

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