Holding My Own in No Man's Land: Women and Men and Film and Feminists

Holding My Own in No Man s Land Women and Men and Film and Feminists In Holding My Own in No Man s Land a series of pieces written in the twenty years since the publication of From Reverence to Rape Haskell once again explores the relationship between women and men

  • Title: Holding My Own in No Man's Land: Women and Men and Film and Feminists
  • Author: Molly Haskell
  • ISBN: 9780195053098
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Holding My Own in No Man s Land, a series of pieces written in the twenty years since the publication of From Reverence to Rape, Haskell once again explores the relationship between women and men, and between the movies and those who watch them Haskell remains a controversial figure in both feminist and film circles, accused of uncritically celebrating heterosexual roIn Holding My Own in No Man s Land, a series of pieces written in the twenty years since the publication of From Reverence to Rape, Haskell once again explores the relationship between women and men, and between the movies and those who watch them Haskell remains a controversial figure in both feminist and film circles, accused of uncritically celebrating heterosexual romance a charge to which Haskell cheerfully pleads guilty Holding My Own in No Man s Land challenges the conventional feminist wisdom that the classic films of the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties were made by a male dominated industry which reduced women to objects of the male gaze Instead, she says that women were better served by the notoriously tyrannical studio system than they are in the newer, freer, hipper Hollywood of the present Holding My Own in No Man s Land ranges from interviews with Hollywood legends such as Gloria Swanson and John Wayne, to celebrations of the comic verve of Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett, to ruminations on literary figures such as Truman Capote and his Holly Golightly, and Jane Austen s Emma.

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    1. Haskell's introduction sets up a much more interesting book that follows, teasing the idea of exploring the ways in which she "created" her versions of movie stars by the ways in which she responded to and identified with them, and advancing her thoughts on the way in which she has constructed and revised her memories of movies she's seen. The first piece, too, sets a false standard for what the rest of the book will provide; here, she writes an introduction to a previously-published (which all [...]

    2. Articles written at various times. Interesting comments on Doris Day, Dietrich, Streep, Ullmann, Moreau, Mae West, Swanson, Burnett, Ball, Shirley Maclaine, Howard Hawks women. She has a secret thing for John Wayne. Also includes comments on literature, most notably The Bostonians and Emma.

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