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ISBN: 0253213452
Author: Patricia White
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana University Press; New Ed edition (October 22, 1999)
Pages: 396
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 364
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White (Swarthmore College) seeks traces of lesbian desire and difference in the films of the classic er. applicable to literary theory as well. so well written, especially for a scholarly book! don't miss the conclusion, where you will be blown away.

White (Swarthmore College) seeks traces of lesbian desire and difference in the films of the classic era. Since the Production Code forbade even the slightest hint of sexual deviancy, White must engage in a great deal of what she calls retrospectatorship, with somewhat mixed results. and the intense reading of "all about eve" will take your breath away. 2 people found this helpful.

Indiana University Press, 1999. Gay and lesbian discourse rests precariously within the walls of contemporary academe

Indiana University Press, 1999. Gay and lesbian discourse rests precariously within the walls of contemporary academe.

Uninvited : Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability. Lesbian characters, stories, and images were barred from onscreen depiction in Hollywood films from the 1930s to the 1960s together with all forms of "sex perversion. Through close readings of gothics, ghost films, and maternal melodramas addressed to female audiences, Uninvited argues that viewers are "invited" to make lesbian "inferences.

Home Patricia White Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian. Conspiratorial and witty, Uninvited is a mischievous invitation to dissect classical cinema by someone who wields the razor with glee. Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability (Theories of Representation and Difference). Published by Indiana University Press, 1999. Lesbian characters, stories, and images were barred from onscreen depiction in Hollywood films from the 1930s to the 1960s, together with all forms of "sex perversion.

Professor Patricia White

Professor Patricia White. her myriad examples and finely wrought arguments prove both convincing and engaging.

White writes with considerable flair, and her arguments are always interesting. Publishers l and witty, Uninvited is a mischievous invitation to dissect classical cinema by someone who wields the razor with glee.

WHITE: Hollywood films constructed and disseminated images of desirable femininity and worked consciously to address . WHITE: Yes, that’s right.

WHITE: Hollywood films constructed and disseminated images of desirable femininity and worked consciously to address and solicit the desire of women in the audience. Representability is a mouthful, but representation, implying that there’s lesbianism out there in the social world that could be presented again on screen just isn’t applicable under censorship and in dominant cinema. Lesbian desires and identities as we recognize them today were just taking shape at the time these films were made.

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Tania Modleski, Old Wives' Tales: Feminist Re-Visions of Film and Other Fictions; Anneke Smelik, And the Mirror Cracked: Feminist Cinema and Film Theory; Patricia White, Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability. Article in Screen 41(1):126-132 · March 2000 with 7 Reads. DOI: 1. 093/screen/41. Through a dynamic critical analysis of the defining films of the turbulent post-9/11 decade, the volume explores and interrogates the impact of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' on American cinema and culture.

OutTakes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film.

unInvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. MovieStruck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture after the Nickelodeon. Princeton University Press, 2000. Feminism and Documentary. OutTakes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film. Duke University Press, 1999.

White writes with considerable flair, and her arguments are always interesting..." ―Choice

Uncovering a massive trove of what she calls 'lesbian representability'―images of lesbian desire, love and life―in mainstream movies, White provides an insightful look at classic American films.... her myriad examples and finely wrought arguments prove both convincing and engaging." ―Publishers Weekly

Conspiratorial and witty, Uninvited is a mischievous invitation to dissect classical cinema by someone who wields the razor with glee." ―OUT Magazine

Lesbian characters, stories, and images were barred from onscreen depiction in Hollywood films from the 1930s to the 1960s, together with all forms of "sex perversion." Looking at the lure of some of the great female stars and at the visual coding of supporting actresses, the book identifies lesbian spectatorial strategies.

Comments:

Clodebd
This book is good when it covers new ground, but can be dull and didactic when it isn't. Like many LGBT books you have to go through the standard regurgitation of Foucault, Sedgwick, and few shaky analogies to the case histories of Freud to get to the author's points, which are steeped in jargon.

By the time that's done there isn't much; "The Haunting" is the only one of the films that gets a "full" treatment, a blow by blow interpretation of the film's lesbian (as defined by code era Hollywood) symbols and imagery. Often the author writes just enough on a movie to note a particular favored icon and drops it. The woman's film of the 30-40's she (rightly) argues encompasses lesbian desire and imagery, but the choices are suited to the author's tastes: FIVE Bette Davis films (NOT including "Dark Victory"?) but a few measly paragraphs about "Mildred Pierce," a few pages of "Stella Dallas." I wondered how broad the author's knowledge of early cinema is.

In an earlier chapter discussing classic Hollywood images in gay art, the author wonders why a queer artist chose to create a photo superimposing herself helping Linda Darnell tie a tie, not knowing that there is exactly such a scene in one of Darnell's early films. She has a rigid canon borrowed from past authors and, deeply talented as she is, seems unwilling to step out of it. This book was 3.5 stars good when it could have been brilliant...
Arashigore
This either is or could be a text for a film studies class, so it has a very academic bend to how it's organized and reads (meaning, a theoretical position). That makes it a bit more complex to digest than similar books in this genre. I enjoyed the content--good analysis of female stars' "gay careers," which are really about, for example, the non-mainstream, non-traditionally feminine (particularly for the silver screen times) roles held consistently for certain stars.
Vojar
This book is fascinating and compelling to read. I am thankful to Patricia White for doing all this research. I can't wait to watch these films.
Phain
applicable to literary theory as well. so well written, especially for a scholarly book! don't miss the conclusion, where you will be blown away. and the intense reading of "all about eve" will take your breath away.

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