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Feminist Film Theory and Pretty Woman

Feminist Film Theory and Pretty Woman

Author: Mari Ruti
Series: Film Theory in Practice
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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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An overview of feminist film theory and how it explicates Pretty Woman.
Table of contents

Introduction Section 1: Feminism and Feminist Film Theory Section 2: Feminist Film Theory and Pretty Woman Conclusion (5,000 words) Filmography Bibliography Index

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General Fields

  • : 9781501319464
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic USA
  • : October 2016
  • : 197mm X 127mm
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 216
  • : Mari Ruti
  • : Paperback