Violent Women In Contemporary Cinema

Author: Janice Loreck
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137525079
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Violent Women in Contemporary Cinema explores the representation of homicidal women in six contemporary films: Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009), Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001), Baise-moi (Coralie Thinh Thi and Virginie Despentes, 2000), Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson, 1994), Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2003) and The Reader (Stephen Daldry, 2008). Violent women in cinema pose an exciting challenge to viewers—when women kill, they overturn cultural ideas of 'typical' feminine behaviour. Janice Loreck explores how cinema creatively depicts the violent woman in response to this challenge. Departing from earlier studies that focus on popular and exploitation cinema, the book takes a unique focus on violent women in art films and other critically-distinguished forms. It explores the appeal that the violent woman holds for spectators within this viewing context. Furthermore, the book also examines how cinema responds to the cultural construction of the violent woman as a conundrum and enigma.
Violent Women in Contemporary Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Janice Loreck
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-01 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Violent Women in Contemporary Cinema explores the representation of homicidal women in six contemporary films: Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009), Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001), Baise-moi (Coralie Thinh Thi and Virginie Despentes, 2000), Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson, 1994), Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2003) and The Reader (Stephen Daldry, 2008). Violent
Violent Women in Contemporary Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 179
Authors: Janice Loreck
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-08 - Publisher: Springer

Violent women in cinema pose an exciting challenge to spectators, overturning ideas of 'typical' feminine subjectivity. This book explores the representation of homicidal women in contemporary art and independent cinema. Examining narrative, style and spectatorship, Loreck investigates the power of art cinema to depict transgressive femininity.
The Violent Woman
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: Hilary Neroni
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-16 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Looks at how violent women characters disrupt cinematic narrative and challenge cultural ideals. In The Violent Woman, Hilary Neroni brings psychoanalytically informed film theory to bear on issues of femininity, violence, and narrative in contemporary American cinema. Examining such films as Thelma and Louise, Fargo, Natural Born Killers, and The
Aesthetic Violence and Women in Film
Language: en
Pages: 92
Authors: Joseph H. Kupfer
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Aesthetic Violence and Women in Film is a highly readable and timely analysis of the intersection of two recent cinematic trends in martial arts films: aesthetic violence and warrior women. Joseph Kupfer establishes specific categories of aesthetic film violence, including hyper-violence, a visual style that emphasizes the sensuous surface of
Bollywood’s New Woman
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Megha Anwer, Anupama Arora
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-18 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Bollywood’s New Woman examines Bollywood’s construction and presentation of the Indian Woman since the 1990s. The groundbreaking collection illuminates the contexts and contours of this contemporary figure that has been identified in sociological and historical discourses as the “New Woman.” On the one hand, this figure is a variant of