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Thornham, Sue
What if I had been the hero? : investigating women's cinema / Sue Thornham
Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; London : British Film Institute, 2012
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 4th Floor  PN1995.9.W6 T444 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Feminist films -- History and criticism
Women in motion pictures
Women motion picture producers and directors
Feminist film criticism
Physical Description vi, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary "What happens when women tell their own stories in film? In What if I had been the hero?, Sue Thornham addresses this question through an exploration of a wide range of films, from experimental feminist film to mainstream Hollywood, and from the 1970s to the present day, by film-makers including Sally Potter, Jane Campion, Deepa Mehta, Patricia Rozema and Lynne Ramsay. Her discussion takes in films from India and Argentina as well as Europe, Canada, Australia and the US."--P. [4] of cover
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-226), filmography (p. 226-228), and index
Contents Pt. I. Questions. 'What if I had been the hero?' -- Women's liberation cinema? -- Unexplored territories -- pt. II. Explorations. Heroes and writers -- Landscapes and stories -- Bodies and passions -- Conclusion. Unfinished business
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Alternate Author British Film Institute

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