Visual and Other Pleasures

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Author: Laura Mulvey

ISBN-10: 1403992460

ISBN-13: 9781403992468

Category: Film History & Criticism

A new edition of Laura Mulvey’s groundbreaking collection of essays, originally published in 1989. in an extensive introduction to this second edition, Mulvey looks back at the historical and personal contests for her famous article Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, and reassesses her theories in the light of new technologies.\ \ \ Mulvey, a filmmaker and Britain's foremost feminist film theorist, provides an outline of an intellectual era within feminism and film...

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This new edition of Laura Mulvey's first collection of essays contains a new introduction in which she re-assesses her essay "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema."

New Introduction: Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema in the Light of New Technologies (2006) • Introduction (1989) • Acknowledgements • PART 1: ICONOCLASM • The Spectacle is Vulnerable: Miss World 1970 • Fears, Fantasies and the Male Unconscious, or 'You Don't Know What is Happening, Do You Mr.Jones?' • Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema • PART 2: MELODRAMA • Afterthoughts on Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema Inspired by King Vidor's Duel in the Sun (1946) • Notes on Sirk and Melodrama • Fassbinder and Sirk • Images of Women, Images of Sexuality: Some Films by J.L.Godard • Melodrama Inside and Outside the Home • PART 3: ON THE MARGINS • Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti • PART 4: AVANT-GARDE • Film, Feminism and the Avant-Garde • Dialogue With Spectatorship: Barbara Kruger and Victor Burgin • 'Magnificent Obsession': An Introduction to the Work of Five Photographers • Impending Time: Mary Kelly's Corpus • PART 5: BOUNDARIES • Changes: Thoughts on Myth, Narrative and Historical Experience • The Oedipus Myth: Beyond the Riddles of the Sphinx • Afterthoughts: Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema in the Light of Historical Context