Applying a broad range of theory to film, this work highlights and explains feminist issues, with analyses. It begins with an historical survey of contemporary feminist theory, visual aesthetics and film theory, with a particular focus on the work of Laura Mulvey, Annette Kuhn, E. Ann Kaplan and bell hooks. Other chapters examine the issues of reproduction, pornography and the gaze, autobiography and literary theory, postmodernism, black feminism and the personal is political in relation to a variety of mainstream and independent films, including Klute, Dead Ringers, A Question of Silence, Orlando and Daughters of the Dust.
Feminism and Film
Edinburgh University Press