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ISBN-10: 1501319469
ISBN-13: 9781501319464
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish Date: 10/20/2016
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 4.90" W, 0.70" H

Feminist Film Theory and Pretty Woman

Editor: Todd McGowan

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In Feminist Film Theory and Pretty Woman, Mari Ruti traces the development of feminist film theory from its foundational concepts such as the male gaze, female spectatorship, and the masquerade of femininity to 21st-century analyses of neoliberal capitalism, consumerism, postfeminism, and the revival of “girly” femininity as a cultural ideal. By interpreting Pretty Woman as a movie that defies easy categorization as either feminist or antifeminist, the book counters the all-too-common critical dismissal of romantic comedies as mindless drivel preoccupied with trivial “feminine” concerns such as love and shopping. The book’s lucid presentation of the key concerns of feminist film theory, along with its balanced reading of Pretty Woman, shed light on a Hollywood genre often overlooked by film critics: the romantic comedy.

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ISBN-10: 1501319469
ISBN-13: 9781501319464
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish Date: 10/20/2016
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 4.90" W, 0.70" H
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