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Existentialism and contemporary cinema : a Beauvoirian perspective

Author: Jean-Pierre Boulé; Ursula Tidd
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2012.
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Simone de Beauvoir's work has not often been associated with film studies. This is paradoxical when it is recognized that she was the first feminist thinker to inaugurate the concept of the gendered  Read more...

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Named Person: Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Pierre Boulé; Ursula Tidd
ISBN: 9780857457295 0857457292 9780857457301 0857457306 9781782389033 1782389032
OCLC Number: 801810277
Description: viii, 188 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Jean-Pierre Boulé and Ursula Tidd --
Beauvoir's children: girlhood in Innocence / Emma Wilson --
'Devenir Mere': trajectories of the maternal bond in recent films starring Isabelle Huppert / Ursula Tidd --
Claire Denis's Chocolat and the Politics of desire / Jean-Pierre Boulé --
Revolutionary Road and The Second sex / Constance Mui and Julien Murphy --
Simone de Beauvoir, melodrama and the ethics of transcendence / Linnell Secomb --
La petite Jerusalem: freedom and ambiguity in the Paris banlieues / Claire Humphrey --
'How am I not myself?': engaging ambiguity in David O. Russell's I Huckabees / Bradley Stephens --
Encounters with the 'third age': Benguigui's Inch'Allah dimanche and Beauvoir's Old age / Michelle Royer --
Eastwood reading Beauvoir reading Eastwood: ageing and combative self-assertion in Gran Torino and old age / Oliver Davis --
Les Belles images? mid-life crisis and old age in Tamara Jenkins' The savages / Susan Bainbrigge --
Feminist phenomenology and the films of Sally Potter / Kate Ince.
Responsibility: edited by Jean-Pierre Boulé, and Ursula Tidd.

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