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Framing female lawyers : women on trial in film

Author: Cynthia Lucia
Publisher: Austin : Univ. of Texas Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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Offers an analysis of women lawyer films as a genre and as a site where other genres including film noir, maternal melodrama, thrillers, action romance, and romantic comedy intersect. This title  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Lucia
ISBN: 0292706499 9780292706491 0292706502 9780292706507
OCLC Number: 218358185
Notes: Filmography: -- Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: XII, 269 S. : ill.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. The Law Is the Law: Adam's Rib and The Verdict Chapter 2. Father Knows Best: Female Lawyers as Daughters in Music Box and Class Action Chapter 3. Female Lawyers and the Maternal: The Client and Defenseless Chapter 4. A Question of Genre: Jagged Edge and Guilty as Sin Chapter 5. Female Power and Masculine Crisis: Genre Hybrids and Dual-Focus Narratives Chapter 6. Genre, Gender, and Law: The Female Lawyer Narrative and Its Influence Chapter 7. Feminist Address and Spectatorship in The Accused, Love Crimes, and Female Perversions Conclusion: Female Lawyers in the Twenty-First Century Notes Filmography Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Cynthia Lucia.
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