Film and female consciousness [electronic resource] : Irigaray, cinema and thinking women / Lucy Bolton.

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Published: Basingstoke [England] ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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520 |a Film and Female Consciousness analyses three contemporary films that offer complex and original representations of women's thoughtfulness and individuality: In the Cut (2003), Lost in Translation (2003) and Morvern Callar (2002). Lucy Bolton compares these recent works with well-known and influential films that offer more familiar treatments of female subjectivity: Klute (1971), The Seven Year Itch (1955) and Marnie (1964). Considering each of the older, celebrated films alongside the recent, unconventional works illustrates how contemporary filmmaking techniques and critical practices can work together to create provocative depictions of on-screen female consciousness. Drawing on the philosophy of Luce Irigaray in relation to women's cultivation of self-knowledge, this book examines female characters as they go through processes of transition or transformation. Bolton's approach demonstrates how the encounter between Irigaray and cinema can yield a fuller understanding of the fundamental relationship between film and philosophy. Through meticulous theoretical positioning, and close textual analysis, Bolton shows how cinema can create works of philosophy that investigate questions of personal identity, sexuality and relationships with others. Furthermore, the book explores the implications of this approach for filmmakers and spectators, and suggests Irigarayan models of authorship and spectatorship that reinvigorate the notion of women's cinema. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
504 |a Includes filmography. 
505 0 |a Introduction -- 'Frozen in showcases' : feminist film theory and the abstraction of woman -- The camera as an Irigarayan speculum -- In the cut : self-endangerment or subjective strength? -- Lost in translation : the potential of becoming -- Morvern Callar : in a sensory wonderland -- Architects of beauty and the crypts of our bodies : implications for filmmaking and spectatorship -- Concluding remarks : the object is speaking. 
650 0 |a Women in motion pictures. 
650 0 |a Motion pictures and women. 
650 0 |a Feminism and motion pictures. 
650 0 |a Feminist film criticism. 
600 1 0 |a Irigaray, Luce  |x Criticism and interpretation. 
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