From Reverence to Rape

This new edition features both a new foreword by New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and a new introduction from the author that discusses the book’s reception and the evolution of her views.

From Reverence to Rape

A revolutionary classic of feminist cinema criticism, Molly Haskell’s From Reverence to Rape remains as insightful, searing, and relevant as it was the day it was first published. Ranging across time and genres from the golden age of Hollywood to films of the late twentieth century, Haskell analyzes images of women in movies, the relationship between these images and the status of women in society, the stars who fit these images or defied them, and the attitudes of their directors. This new edition features both a new foreword by New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and a new introduction from the author that discusses the book’s reception and the evolution of her views.

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From Reverence to Rape
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Molly Haskell
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-05 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

A revolutionary classic of feminist cinema criticism, Molly Haskell’s From Reverence to Rape remains as insightful, searing, and relevant as it was the day it was first published. Ranging across time and genres from the golden age of Hollywood to films of the late twentieth century, Haskell analyzes images of
From Reverence to Rape
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Molly Haskell
Categories: Rape in motion pictures
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974 - Publisher:

The image of women in films in the past and present is discussed and the roles played by various stars are highlighted.
Star Texts
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Jeremy G. Butler
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Wayne State University Press

A collection of previously published works on performance and stardom, examining the relationship between genre and performance, the position of the star within ideology, the construction of a semiotics of performance and stardom, the function of the actor within experimental or independent cinema, and the distinction between performance and everyday
Imitations of Life
Language: en
Pages: 619
Authors: Cawelti, John G., Gerould, Daniel, Brooks, Peter, Richard Abel, Elsaesser, Thomas, Charles Affron, Robert C. Allen, Ien Ang, John Belton, Jean-Loup Bourget, Charlotte Brunsdon, Noel Carroll, Alan Casty, Pam Cook, Naomi Greene, Chuck Kleinhans, Ana M. Lopez, Ruth McCormick, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Christopher Orr, Ellen Seiter, Christian Viviani, Linda Williams
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Wayne State University Press

On melodrama.
Film Study
Language: en
Pages: 2847
Authors: Frank Manchel
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume one examines the film as film; volume two focuses on the thematic approach to film; volume three draws on the history of film; and volume four contains extensive appendices