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And the Mirror Cracked

Feminist Cinema and Film Theory

Authors: Smelik, A.

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And The Mirror Cracked explores the politics and pleasures of contemporary feminist cinema. Tracing the highly productive ways in which feminist directors create alternative film forms, Anneke Smelik highlights cinematic issues which are central to feminist films: authorship, point of view, metaphor, montage and the excessive image. In a continuous mirror game between theory and cinema, this study explains how these cinematic techniques are used to represent female subjectivity positively and affirmatively. Among the films considered are A Question of Silence , Bagdad Cafe , Sweetie and The Virgin Machine .

About the authors

ANNEKE SMELIK studied English and film theatre studies at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and received her PhD in film studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is lecturer in film and new media at the University of Nijmegen and has published widely on film, video and popular culture; she is co-editor of Women's Studies and Culture: a Feminist Introduction.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Smelik, Anneke

    Pages 1-6

  • What Meets the Eye: An Overview of Feminist Film Theory

    Smelik, Anneke

    Pages 7-27

  • In Pursuit of the Author: On Cinematic Directorship

    Smelik, Anneke

    Pages 28-55

  • Silent Violence: On Point of View

    Smelik, Anneke

    Pages 56-89

  • And the Mirror Cracked: On Metaphors Of Violence And Resistance

    Smelik, Anneke

    Pages 90-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
And the Mirror Cracked
Book Subtitle
Feminist Cinema and Film Theory
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-333-99470-2
DOI
10.1057/9780333994702
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-92041-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 219
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