Feminism at the movies

understanding gender in contemporary popular cinema
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Routledge , Oxon, New York
Sex role in motion pictures, Masculinity in motion pictures, Women in motion pictures, History and criticism, Feminist films, Motion pictures for women, Feminism and motion pic
Statementedited by Hilary Radner and Rebecca Stringer
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.W6 F453 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 310 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25138442M
ISBN 139780415895873, 9780415895880
LC Control Number2011013486

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Little Women’s Real Feminist Problem The film reveals that there was, and is, something powerful about domestic life, and that women are particularly attracted to it.

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And yet, Aronofsky has at least one major feminist champion. The director has frequently explained that the movie was influenced by the book Women and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her, written by noted ecofeminist and ecologist Susan her book, Griffin draws from myth and literature to show how the patriarchy has often connected women with nature, and sought to dominate .