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Alien woman : the making of Lt. Ellen Ripley

Author: Ximena Gallardo C; C Jason Smith
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the construction of sex and gender in the four science-fiction films comprising the Alien saga (starring Sigourney Weaver). This book focuses on how the writers and directors have re-written  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ripley, (Fictitious character); Ripley, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ximena Gallardo C; C Jason Smith
ISBN: 0826419100 9780826419101
OCLC Number: 70765230
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: Can't Live with Them, Can't Kill Them; Chapter 1: Men, Women, and Alien Baby; Chapter 2: Ripley Gets her Gun: Aliens and the Reagan Era Hero. Chapter 3: "The Bitch Is Back": The Iconoclastic Body in Alien; Chapter 4: "Who Are You?" Alien Resurrection and the Posthuman Subject; Afterword: Alien Woman; Selected Bibliography; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Ximena Gallardo C. and C. Jason Smith.

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"'...[a] look between the lines and behind the scenes to dissect Ripley and her place in movie history.' Minnesota Daily 'Doing a trans-textual analysis of the films, the authors place the films Read more...

 
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