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Women In War Films

Author: Ralph Donald
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442234474
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This companion volume to Reel Men at War takes a look at how women have been portrayed in war films, from silents of the 1920s to films of the twenty-first century. The authors explore the full range of women on the home front, covering nurses and doctors on the war front and women in combat. Films examined include Wings, A Farewell to Arms, Since You Went Away, So Proudly We Hail, Mrs. Miniver, A Guy Named Joe, The Best Years of Our Lives, From Here to Eternity, M*A*S*H, Coming Home, Aliens, G. I. Jane, Courage under Fire, Starship Troopers, Inglorious Basterds, and Zero Dark Thirty. This volume also includes an extensive filmography with brief assessments of how women are portrayed in each of these films.

Women In War Films

Author: Ralph Donald
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442275638
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This companion volume to Reel Men at War takes a look at how women have been portrayed in war films, from silents of the 1920s to films of the twenty-first century. The authors explore the full range of women on the home front, covering nurses and doctors on the war front and women in combat. Films examined include Wings, A Farewell to Arms, Since You Went Away, So Proudly We Hail, Mrs. Miniver, A Guy Named Joe, The Best Years of Our Lives, From Here to Eternity, M*A*S*H, Coming Home, Aliens, G. I. Jane, Courage under Fire, Starship Troopers, Inglorious Basterds, and Zero Dark Thirty. This volume also includes an extensive filmography with brief assessments of how women are portrayed in each of these films.

Selling Sex On Screen

Author: Karen A. Ritzenhoff
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442253541
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The volume explores contemporary and historical films about “marked women” in various national cinema traditions. The essays focus on the depictions of prostitution and promiscuity in visual media from Silent Film in America to Weimar Cinema in Germany, the Golden Years in Hollywood, to the present. The book also touches on the Western genre, exploitation film, pornography, independent, and exploitation movies.

Hollywood Enlists

Author: Ralph Donald
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442277270
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This book explores how the Hollywood studios used sophisticated strategies of propaganda to ideologically unite the country during WWII. Through such films as Casablanca, They Were Expendable, and others, the studios appealed to the public’s sense of nationalism, demonized the enemy, and stressed that wartime sacrifices would result in triumph.

Dangerous Curves

Author: Jeffrey A. Brown
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604737158
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Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture addresses the conflicted meanings associated with the figure of the action heroine as she has evolved in various media forms since the late 1980s. Jeffrey A. Brown discusses this immensely popular character type as an example of, and challenge to, existing theories about gender as a performance identity. Her assumption of heroic masculine traits combined with her sexualized physical depiction demonstrates the ambiguous nature of traditional gender expectations and indicates a growing awareness of more aggressive and violent roles for women. The excessive sexual fetishism of action heroines is a central theme throughout. The topic is analyzed as an insight into the transgressive image of the dominatrix, as a refection of the shift in popular feminism from second-wave politics to third-wave and post-feminist pleasures, and as a form of patriarchal backlash that facilitates a masculine fantasy of controlling strong female characters. Brown interprets the action heroine as a representation of changing gender dynamics that balances the sexual objectification of women with progressive models of female strength. While the primary focus of this study is the action heroine as represented in Hollywood film and television, the book also includes the action heroine's emergence in contemporary popular literature, comic books, cartoons, and video games.

When The Lights Go Down

Author: Pauline Kael
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Brings together all of Kael's writings for The New Yorker over the past four years, including her famous profile of Cary Grant and her reviews of some two hundred films of the late 1970s

Die Liebeshandlung

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644014914
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Amerika, Anfang der achtziger Jahre, ein College an der Ostküste. Madeleine Hanna, begeisterte Leserin von Roland Barthes, schreibt eine literaturwissenschaftliche Arbeit über die «Liebeshandlung» viktorianischer Romane. Während sie über den uralten Beweggründen des menschlichen Herzens brütet, bricht das wirkliche Leben in Gestalt zweier junger Männer über sie herein. Leonard Bankhead, charismatischer Einzelgänger mit scheinbar unerschöpflichem Elan, taucht Tabak kauend in einem Semiotik-Seminar auf, und schon bald verstrickt sich Madeleine in eine erotisch und intellektuell aufgeladene Beziehung. Zur selben Zeit lässt sich ihr alter Freund Mitchell Grammaticus wieder blicken, besessen von dem Gedanken, Madeleine sei für ihn bestimmt und er für sie. Wenig später, den Collegeabschluss in der Tasche, werden alle drei gezwungen, vieles in neuem Licht zu sehen. Leonard und Madeleine ziehen in die malerische Dünenlandschaft von Cape Cod; Mitchell, in Gedanken oft bei Madeleine, reist mit einem Rucksack voller Bücher über christliche Mystik bis nach Indien, stellt sich den Fragen nach dem Sinn des Lebens, der Existenz Gottes und dem, was Liebe ist. Gibt es die großen Liebesgeschichten des 19. Jahrhunderts nicht mehr, heute, in Zeiten von sexueller Freiheit, Eheverträgen, Scheidungen? Indem Jeffrey Eugenides eine totgeglaubte Tradition erneuert, meldet er sich als einer der bedeutendsten Autoren der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur zurück.

Das Wei E Krokodil

Author: K. T. Medina
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 364116009X
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Als ihr Exmann Luke bei einem Einsatz in einem kambodschanischen Minenfeld stirbt, glaubt die Engländerin Tess Hardy nicht an einen Unfall und macht sich selbst auf nach Battambang. Doch dort stößt sie auf eine Mauer des Schweigens, denn die Menschen haben Angst: Angst vor dem Weißen Krokodil, einem mythischen Todesboten, der in der Dämmerung durch die Reisfelder streift. Dann wird die fürchterlich zugerichtete Leiche einer jungen Frau gefunden, dort, wo auch Luke ums Leben kam: an einem Ort tausendfachen Todes – einem der Killing Fields der Roten Khmer. Und etwas an diesem Ort verbindet die schreckliche Geschichte Kambodschas mit Tess' eigener Vergangenheit ...