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Home is where the heart is : studies in melodrama and the woman's film

Author: Christine Gledhill; British Film Institute.
Publisher: London : BFI Pub., 1987.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Home is where the heart is.
London : BFI Pub., 1987
(OCoLC)756462459
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Gledhill; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 085170199X 9780851701998 0851702007 9780851702001
OCLC Number: 20131796
Description: 364 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The melodramatic field : an investigation / Christine Gledhill / Starting out. Tales of sound and fury : observations on the family melodrama / Thomas Elsaesser --
Minnelli and melodrama / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith / Notes on Sirk and melodrama / Laura Mulvey --
With woman in mind : studies in production and consumption. Who is without sin? The maternal melodrama in American film, 1930-39 / Christian Viviani --
Censorship and the fallen woman cycle / Lea Jacobs --
Mothering, feminism and representation : the maternal in melodrama and the woman's film 1910-40 / E. Ann Kaplan --
Producing and consuming the woman's film : discursive struggle in Now, Voyager / Maria LaPlace --
Historical pleasures : Gainsborough costume melodrama / Sue Harper --
Hollywood, Freud and the representation of women : regulation and contradiction, 1945-early 60s / Janet Walker --
Hollywood's family romances : questions of fantasy, desire and ideology. Vincente Minnelli / Thomas Elsaesser. Griffith's family discourse : Griffith and Freud / Nick Browne --
Artful racism, artful rape : Griffith's Broken Blossoms / Julia Lesage --
A case of mistaken legitimacy : class and generational difference in three family melodramas / Richard de Cordova --
Madness, authority and ideology : the domestic melodrama of the 1950s / David N. Rodowick --
What do women want? Problems in representation and reading. The 'woman's film' : possession and address / Mary Ann Doane --
'Something else besides a mother' : Stella Dallas and the maternal melodrama / Linda Williams --
Time and desire in the woman's film / Tania Modleski --
Women's genres : melodrama, soap opera and theory / Annette Kuhn.
Responsibility: edited by Christine Gledhill.
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