Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Gender in Film at the End of the Twentieth Century

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Murray Pomerance
State University of New York Press, Mar 1, 2001 - Art - 349 pages
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls examines the bizarre and fascinating range of gender portrayals in film at the end of the twentieth century. In order to view the screened face of gender in bold new ways, the contributors cover a wide variety of cinematic forms and styles—from the boy-girls of Hong Kong cinema to the on-screen modesty of post-revolutionary Iran to the New Hollywood’s treatment of homosexuality, female power, and male intellectuality. Throughout, the works of important filmmakers are analyzed, including Ridley Scott, David Cronenberg, Jim Jarmusch, Woody Allen, Rakhshan Banietemad, Kathryn Bigelow, Bertrand Tavernier, Roman Polanski, and many others.

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In this book, you can find out how Tweety Bird became a girl, why real men like musicals, and why the heroines of Hong Kong action flicks are not the sweet, submissive women of yore. Unlike many ... Read full review

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Murray Pomerance is Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson Polytechnic University, and the author of Magia D'Amore and coeditor of Bang Bang, Shoot Shoot! Essays on Guns and Popular Culture.

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