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Cinema of obsession : erotic fixation and love gone wrong in the movies

by Mainon, Dominique.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1995.9.L6 M35 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN1995.9.L6 M35 2007
Cinema of Obsession traces the history of obsessive love and erotic fixation. Seminal works of obsession, The Blue Angel, Peter Ibbetson, and Phantom of the Opera are seen as setting the groundwork for films that follow. The book defines and surveys examples of the explosive nature of amour fou, issues of male control (no matter how tenuous), and the fugitive couple - love on the run - in such films as Romeo and Juliet, Last Tango in Paris, Vertigo, Basic Instinct, and Wild at Heart. Male masochism is explored through film noirs, including Criss Cross, The Killers, Gilda, and The Postman Always Rings Twice. The book shifts gears in its finale and concentrates on the female gaze, films of female obsession: Jane Eyre, The Piano, The Lover, Fatal Attraction, and Vanilla Sky.
Additional Information
Subjects Love in motion pictures.
Sex in motion pictures.
Gaze in motion pictures.
Publisher New York :Limelight Editions,2007
Contributors Ursini, James.
Language English
Notes Includes filmography: p. 367-387.
Description xv, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-389) and index.
ISBN 9780879103477
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