A Woman's View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930-1960

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Price
$34.95  $32.50
Publisher
Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date
Pages
542
Dimensions
6.13 X 9.2 X 1.48 inches | 1.68 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780819562913

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About the Author

JEANINE BASINGER is Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies and Curator of Cinema Archives at Wesleyan University. Her most recent book is Silent Stars (1999), and her other books include American Cinema (1994), The "It's a Wonderful Life" Book (1990), and The World War II Combat Film (1986).

Reviews

"Witty, spirited, [and] satisfyingly comprehensive . . . A Woman's View is bright, lively, jargon-free, densely argued, never ponderous . . . Basinger knows how to nail what she's going after."--Boston Globe

"A book about the 'woman's film, ' and written in clear, intelligible prose, is almost as alluring as the best of the films themselves . . . a book with fascinating detail that stays readable to the end."--Cineaste

"An intelligent, thought-provoking look at a genre too often dismissed as either sheer trash or simply another cultural instrument of female oppression. Basinger possesses--and conveys--a lively appreciation for the complexities of popular culture."--Washington Post Book World

"Witty, spirited, [and] satisfyingly comprehensive . . . A Woman's View is bright, lively, jargon-free, densely argued, never ponderous . . . Basinger knows how to nail what she's going after."--Boston Globe

"Ms. Basinger analyzes Hollywood's view with affectionate wit and verve . . . Her book is a timely reminder that female rebellion didn't start with Thelma and Louise."--New York Times Book Review