Chick Flicks : Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement

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Chick Flicks : Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement Author B. Ruby Rich
ISBN-10 0822321211
ISBN-13 9780822321217
Year 1998-09-30
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Duke University Press Books
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If there was a moment during the sixties seventies or eighties that changed the history of the womens film movement B Ruby Rich was there Part journalistic chronicle part memoir and 100 pure cultural historical odyssey Chick Flickswith its definitive the way it was collection of essayscaptures the birth and growth of feminist film as no other book has done For over three decades Rich has been one of the most important voices in feminist film criticism Her presence at film festivals such as Sundance where she is a member of the selection committee her film reviews in the Village Voice Elle Out and the Advocate and her commentaries on the public radio program The World have secured her a place as a central figure in the remarkable history of what she deems cinefeminism In the hope that a new generation of feminist film culture might be revitalized by reclaiming its own history Rich introduces each essay with an autobiographical prologue that describes the intellectual political and personal moments from which the work arose Travel softball sex and voodoo all somehow fit into a book that includes classic Rich articles covering such topics as the antiporn movement the films of Yvonne Rainer a Julie Christie visit to Washington and the historically evocative film Maedchen in Uniform The result is a volume that traces the development not only of womens involvement in cinema but of one of its key players as well The first book length work from Richwhose stature and influence in the world of film criticism and theory continue to growChick Flicks exposes unexplored routes and forgotten byways of a past thats recent enough to be remembered and far away enough to be memorable

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