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Women's Cinema: The Contested Screen


"Women's Cinema" provides an introduction to critical debates around women's filmmaking and relates those debates to a variety of cinematic practices. Taking her cue from the groundbreaking theories of Claire Johnston, Alison Butler argues that women's cinema is a minor cinema that exists inside other cinemas, inflecting and contesting the codes and systems of the major cinematic traditions from within. Using canonical directors and less established names, ranging from Chantal Akerman to Moufida Tlatli, as examples, Butler ...

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Women's Cinema: The Contested Screen
2003, Wallflower Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781903364277

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