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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Fetishism and Curiosity

Cinema and the Mind's Eye

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781844575084
Publication Date July 2013
Formats Paperback Hardcover Ebook 
Publisher British Film Institute
Series BFI Silver

Published in the BFI Silver series, this new edition of Laura Mulvey's classic work of feminist theory features a new introduction and new illustrations. This collection contains writings, ranging from analyses of Xala, Citizen Kane, and Blue Velvet and the work of American Indian artist Jimmie Durham to the feminist photography of Cindy Sherman.

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. She is the author of Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006), Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; 2009), and the BFI Film Classic on Citizen Kane (1992; 2012).

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
PART I: WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD?
1. Americantitis: European Intellectuals and Hollywood Melodrama
2. Social Hieroglyphics: Reflections on Two Films by Douglas Sirk
3. Close-ups and Commodities
PART II: DIALECTICS OF DIVISION
4. Pandora's Box: Topographies of Curiosity
5. Cosmetics and Abjection: Cindy Sherman 1977-87
6. The Hole and the Zero: Godard's Vision of Femininity
PART III: DOLLAR-BOOK FREUD
7. From Log Cabin to Xanadu: Psychoanalysis and History in Citizen Kane
8. The Carapace that Failed: Ousmane Sembene's Xala
9. Netherworlds and the Unconscious: Oedipus and Blue Velvet
10. Postscript Changing Objects, Preserving Time
Notes
Index

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