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If looks could kill : cinema's images of fashion, crime and violence

Author: Marketa Uhlirova
Publisher: London : Koenig Books ; New York, NY : Distribution outside Europe, D.A.P., ©2008.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marketa Uhlirova
ISBN: 9783865604620 3865604625
OCLC Number: 251186162
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"If looks could kill grows out of, and mirrors the 2nd edition of the Fashion in Film Festival of the same title (10-31 May 2008), exhibited at London's BFI Southbank, Tate Modern, Ciné lumière, Institute of Contemporary Arts and The Horse Hospital."--Page [012].
Description: 261 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : If looks could kill / Marketa Uhlirova --
Introduction : Dressed to kill: notes on dress and costume in crime literature and film / Elizabeth Wilson --
The masks of villains : Making fashion out of nothing: the invisible criminal / Tom Gunning --
The face of fear / Roger Sabin --
The killing game: glamorous masks and murderous styles in Elio Petri's La decima vittima / Anna Battista --
The eyes are trapped: Dario Argento's The bird with the crystal plumage / Betti Marenko --
Criminal gestures, transformations, signatures : Looking sharp / Claire Pajaczkowska and Barry Curtis --
Stained clothing, guilty hearts / Kitty Hauser --
A question of silence: revisited / Karen Alexander --
The virgin-whore complex: Ms .45 and 1970s feminism --
Working girl turned Office killer: the onscreen politics of office dressing takes a gothic spin / Gilda Williams --
Inside out: living costumes in Brice Dellsperger's Body double (X) / Drake Stutesman --
Criminal desire, possession and transgression : Fashioning silent film's thieves and detectives / Christel Tsilibaris --
Scandal, satire and vampirism in the The kidnapping of Fux the banker / Marketa Uhlirova --
Twenties fashion, Ivor Novello and The rat / Bryony Dixon --
Asphalt, theft and seduction / Werner Sudendorf --
The economy of Desire / Caroline Evans --
I want that mink! Film noir and fashion / Petra Dominková --
The red shoes / Hilary Davidson --
Peeling the groomed surface : Models murdered / Charlie T. Porter --
Sometimes the truth is wicked: fashion, violence and obsession in Leave her to heaven / Rebecca Arnold and Adrian Garvey --
Plein soleil: style and perversity on the Neopolitan Riviera / Stella Bruzzi and Pamela Church Gibson --
Death on the runway: Mario Bava's Blood and black lace and Arne Mattsson's Mannequin in red / Tim Lucas --
Mannequin in red: death and desire in a couture house / Louise Wallenberg --
Desire and death before the apocalypse / Román Gubern --
Delinquency, dress and power : "So what!": two tales of juvenile delinquency / Roger K. Burton --
Smell of female / Cathi Unsworth --
On gangster suits and silhouettes / Lorraine Gamman.
Responsibility: edited by Marketa Uhlirova.

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