From Reverence to Rape

From Reverence to Rape For This Edition Of Her Classic Study Of The Feminine Role In Film, Molly Haskell Has Written A New Chapter Addressing Recent Developments In The Appearance And Perception Of Women In The Movies An Incisive, Exceedingly Thoughtful Look At The Distorted Lens Through Which Hollywood Has Historically Viewed Women It Is A Valuable Contribution Not Just Of Film Criticism But To A Society In Which The Vital Role Of Women Is Just Beginning To Emerge Christian Science Monitor Haskell Is Interested In Women How They Are Used In Movies, How They Use Movies, And How The Parts They Play Function As Projections And Verifications Of Our Myths About Women S Lot And Woman S Psyche And Even, Lately, Women S Lib Jane Kramer, Village Voice In Examining The Goddesses Worshipped By An Entire Nation, Molly Haskell Reveals A Good Deal About Our National Character And Our Most Cherished Sexual Myths Concerned With The Deeply Ingrained Belief Of Women S Inferiority, She Analyzes Movies As A Social Product As Well As A Social Arbiter, And She Effectively Demonstrates How Women Are Encouraged To Impose Limitations On Themselves By Fashioning Those Selves After Flickering Shadows In A Darkened Auditorium Sexual Creatures Who Possess Neither Ability Nor Ambition Beyond Their Bodies Both As An Examination Of Film And As Sociology, From Reverence To Rape Is Excellent Harriet Kriegel, The Nation Saw Haskell on TMC recently, and I remembered I used to read her movie reviews I also remember her calling herself a film critic first, a feminist next, and believing her, so I looked for books she d written and this title was irresistible Published in 1974, this edition has a small new introduction in 1987, when Haskell writes the number of women directors had increased tenfold The book left me longing for an update What happened from 1974 to 1987 specifically related to women roles and wom Saw Haskell on TMC recently, and I remembered I used to read her movie reviews I also remember her calling herself a film critic first, a feminist next, and believing her, so I looked for books she d written and this title was irresistible Published in 1974, this edition has a small new introduction in 1987, when Haskell writes the number of women directors had increased tenfold The boo
I just finished this in a marathon reading session that lasted all day I have some very mixed feelings about it Most of it was written right in the middle of the second wave of feminism, so Haskell can be both refreshing in her frank feminist leanings and frustrating in her insistence on psychoanalyzing directors based on their films Her history of film is tightly focused on white women, with the barest mention of black women or any other minority women , something that is disturbing and eve I just finished this in a marathon reading session that lasted all day I have some very mixed feelings about it Most of it was written right in the middle of the second wave of feminism, so Haskell can be both refreshing in her frank feminist leanings and frustrating in her insistence on psychoanalyzing directors based on their films Her history of film is tightly focused on white women, with the barest mention of black women or any other minority women , something that is disturbing and evenso when you consider the amount of space she gives to discussing the women in D.W Griffith s films in her chapter on the 1920s.Still, she makes some interesting points about the popularity of Shirley Temple as an ideal post Production Code sex kitten , the difference between Marilyn Monroe and her parod
Maybe too psychoanalytical, probably too heterosexual which makes sense as a starting point and in her model of equality and too white that s Hollywood for you , and it has its share of blind spots, but undeniably a major work always enlightening and a joy to read wit
One word review dated. A classic, though not all the analyses hold up Still worth reading. Two things stand out about this book First is Haskell s detailed knowledge of film, which is reflected not only in her discussions of the narrative events represented in the films, but also in her her vivid descriptions of the images from some of the films In addition, her study includes a great amount of detail about the history of film in America, including information about the star system, the bio
From Reverence to Rape is extremely readable, which something I m always kind of relieved to find out about film and literary criticism It is also very interesting A big problem with the book is the fact that Haskell almost entirely neglects women of color, I think they get about a paragraph in the entire book Which is crappy, and also very weird actually, there are some comments on race that are really uncomfortableI m willing to overlook them for the moment because it s been many ye From Reverence to Rape is extremely readable, which something I m always kind of relieved to find out about film and literary criticism It is also very interest
Fascinating examination of women on and off screen from silent film through the seventies Film critic Molly Haskell really knows her subject and offers provocative and intellectual opinion Includes a wide range of film, but there is a no
First published back in 1973 Haskell puts forward the interesting thesis that Hollywood from its beginnings to the end of 1930s was very woman centred and dominated by female stars and movies about women, but
Loved this book It is very informative and has great information regarding how women are portrayed in film up through the 60s it was written in the 70s I was only going to skim it, but it sucked me right in It shows where certain images and stereotypes come from and

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  • Paperback
  • 444 pages
  • From Reverence to Rape
  • Molly Haskell
  • English
  • 12 May 2017
  • 0226318850