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Cinema of obsession : erotic fixation and love gone wrong in the movies

Author: Dominique Mainon; James Ursini
Publisher: New York : Limelight Editions, 2007.
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"In Cinema of Obsession, film scribes Dominique Mainon and James Ursini tackle stories of love and its many dark permutations - the male domination of Phantom of the Opera and The Collector, the star-crossed love stories of Romeo and Juliet and Bonnie and Clyde, the violent female obsession of Mulholland Drive and Fatal Attraction - all of these and dozens more are discussed in depth, analyzed, and dissected. In  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mainon, Dominique.
Cinema of obsession.
New York : Limelight Editions, 2007
(OCoLC)607866206
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Mainon; James Ursini
ISBN: 9780879103477 0879103477
OCLC Number: 168724243
Notes: Includes filmography: p. 367-387.
Description: xv, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Inverted desire and obsessive love --
Obsessive love in the cinema: the seminal films --
Amour fou: postwar sexual/romantic implosion --
Love on the run: the fugitive couple --
A voyeur's tale: the male gaze --
The tables turned: the female gaze --
The literary, philosophical, and psychological roots of obsession and mad love.
Responsibility: Dominique Mainon and James Ursini.
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"In Cinema of Obsession, film scribes Dominique Mainon and James Ursini tackle stories of love and its many dark permutations - the male domination of Phantom of the Opera and The Collector, the star-crossed love stories of Romeo and Juliet and Bonnie and Clyde, the violent female obsession of Mulholland Drive and Fatal Attraction - all of these and dozens more are discussed in depth, analyzed, and dissected. In addition to plot description, character analysis, and commentary, Mainon and Ursini offer psychological profiles of cinemas most infamous and tortured characters. No stone is left unturned in this, the first comprehensive guide to the twisted side of romantic cinema."--Jacket.

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