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From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date December 1, 1987
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226318851
ISBN-10 0226318850
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
Other format details university press
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Summary
The image of women in films in the past and present is discussed and the roles played by various stars are highlighted
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For this edition of her classic study of the feminine role in film, Molly Haskell has written a new chapter addressing recent developments in the appearance and perception of women in the movies.

"An incisive, exceedingly thoughtful look at the distorted lens through which Hollywood has historically viewed women. It is a valuable contribution not just of film criticism but to a society in which the vital role of women is just beginning to emerge."—Christian Science Monitor

"Haskell is interested in women—how they are used in movies, how they use movies, and how the parts they play function as projections and verifications of our myths about women's lot and woman's psyche and even, lately, women's lib."—Jane Kramer, Village Voice

"In examining the goddesses worshipped by an entire nation, Molly Haskell reveals a good deal about our national character and our most cherished sexual myths. . . . Concerned with the deeply ingrained belief of women's inferiority, she analyzes movies as a social product as well as a social arbiter, and she effectively demonstrates how women are encouraged to impose limitations on themselves by fashioning those selves after flickering shadows in a darkened auditorium—sexual creatures who possess neither ability nor ambition beyond their bodies. . . . Both as an examination of film and as sociology, From Reverence to Rape is excellent."—Harriet Kriegel, The Nation


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Hardcover
2 sub edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (December 1, 1987)
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About: The image of women in films in the past and present is discussed and the roles played by various stars are highlighted
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2 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (December 1, 1987)
9780226318851 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $26.00
About: The image of women in films in the past and present is discussed and the roles played by various stars are highlighted

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