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Rape-revenge films : a critical study

Author: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Only on rare occasions has the rape-revenge movie transcended what is assumed to be its exploitative nature and moved into the mainstream. This overview reassesses that viewpoint by exploring a variety of themes, as well as the elements that this type of film has in common. The author discusses many films by directors from several countries"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
ISBN: 9780786449613 0786449616
OCLC Number: 706409880
Description: vii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The rape-revenge film canon --
The rape-revenge film across genre --
The rape-revenge film around the world --
The contemporary rape-revenge film --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas.

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"Only on rare occasions has the rape-revenge movie transcended what is assumed to be its exploitative nature and moved into the mainstream. This overview reassesses that viewpoint by exploring a variety of themes, as well as the elements that this type of film has in common. The author discusses many films by directors from several countries"--Provided by publisher.

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"fascinating"--Dread Central; "impressive...will stand the test of time as an integral reference for anyone interested in the genre"--Spectacular Optical.

 
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