Feminist Film Studies: A Teacher’s Guide (paperback) – Terri Murray

146pp   £16.99  ISBN: 978-1-903663-72-1   2007

This book is aimed at helping Media and Film Studies teachers introduce the basics of feminist film theory, a complex area which is nonetheless essential for studying the moving image. No prior knowledge of the theory is required as author Terri Murray explains key terminology and the contributions of influential authors whose seminal texts have influenced understanding of gender representation in the visual media, such as John Berger and Laura Mulvey, all illustrated with useful case studies.

Films and film-makers discussed include Blonde Venus, Psycho, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, The Last Seduction, Strange Days, Beau Travail and ‘unexpected heroes’ of feminist film – Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct) and Spike Lee (She Hate Me).

 

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